Sandy Brown

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Vocalist Sandy Brown, from the late-'90s band Hypnogaja, is not the same Sandy Brown that played clarinet in trad jazz combos beginning in the late '40s. A quick glance at a set of photos of these two…
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Vocalist Sandy Brown, from the late-'90s band Hypnogaja, is not the same Sandy Brown that played clarinet in trad jazz combos beginning in the late '40s.

A quick glance at a set of photos of these two performers with the same name would provide much evidence of their differences. The vocalist, for starters, is a female, while the jazz musician was a man (real name Alexander Brown). The Hypnogaja singer, compared to Macy Gray for her singing style as well as her visual panache, has also appeared as a television actress on the Geena Davis Show and ER.

Brown was enlisted for a 1999 debut album entitled Revolution, Hypnogaja at that point expanding from the energy of the original collaborating partners, ShyBoy the vocalist and Nubar the keyboardist. Hype at the time included the promise of a Shirley Bassey imitation from Brown herself, which might not have been what the group's founding fathers were after, since later lineups of the band are Brown-less.