Fresh from his month-long Mobetta Tuesdays residency at the Jazz Standard, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown is back with a clean live performance video for “Stand Up.” Shot and recorded live at YouTube Space New York back in March, the video features the trumpeter doubling as an emcee as he showcases his unique talent as a wordsmith. Backed by Chelsea Baratz on sax and backing vocals, Joe Blaxx on the kit, bassist Chris Smith, Warren Fields on keys, and Jeff Andy on guitar, “Stand Up” is a call for people everywhere to plant their feet firmly on the ground and speak their truths.

“‘Stand Up’ is a call for humanity, to take a stand for something and come together to make a positive difference in the world around us,” Brown explains concerning the song’s title. “We are in a political and economic climate that has been sapping the energy and sense of hope from everyone around us. Inspired by the advice, ‘Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything’ that my father gave me when I was a kid, I want to call people to come together, take a stand for a better life & a better world and help one another in whatever way possible, big or small. To collectively be the change we wish to see in the world.”

Scroll down and watch the live in-studio performance “Stand Up.” If you haven’t done so already, add Maurice Brown’s latest EP The Mood on iTunes or bandcamp.


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