About Jackie

Meet Jackie Browne

Jackie Browne was born on July 19, 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware and has been making a name for himself in the area ever since. He first began taking lessons at the Drum Shop on Delaware Avenue, learning from local drum instructors, including Bill Russell and Jimmy Weinkowitz. These later developed into professional lessons at the hands of Jim Chapin, Vick Holveck, Bud Kelly, and Carl Mottola.

In 1973, Jackie hit the road and started playing professionally all throughout the country. He shared the stage with a variety of bands and playing a large range of genres that included Jazz, Big Band, Country, Rock, Dance, R&B, Show Bands, Lounge Bands and more. Considered a full working drummer, Browne worked hotels, bars & restaurants and later made a name for himself playing a variety of music in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Wilmington and throughout the Tri-state Area.

Jackie's strengths lie in his versatility.
Jackie has the ability to read & perform all music styles.
Jackie also teaches to all ages.


Jackie Browne has played drums professionally for 50 years working primarily on the East Coast as one of the most successful independent main line musicians. Jackie has backed such notables as:

•Regis Philbin
•Melba Moore
•Petula Clark
•Al Martino
•Rose Marie
•The Four Aces
•Billy Eckstein
•Julius LaRosa
•The Four Lads
•& Many Others
Jackie works with his Jazz Ensemble developing music presentations for special events, and Radio, Television Productions.



Richie Cole
Alto Sax
Steve Marcus
Tenor Sax
Harry Allen
Tenor Sax
Randy Johnston
Steve Gilmore
Tyrone Brown
Warren Orré
Eddie Higgins
Eddie Green
Brian Trainor
Giacomo Gates
Jazz Vocalist


The Zanzibar Blue
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBorgia Café
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaRehoboth Jazz Festival
Rehoboth, DelawareHarrah's
Atlantic City, New JerseyTropicana
Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Claridge
Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Blue Note
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPalumbo's Cafe
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaClifford Brown Jazz Festival
Wilmington, DelawareHost Resort
Lancaster, PennsylvaniaAmerican Music Theater
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Hershey Park Ampatheater
Hershey, Pennsylvania

The NBC 10 Show
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania