Chicago native Maggie Brown studied music, theater and voice at Columbia College Chicago. She has performed both locally and nationally in her dynamic one-woman-show, LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music; which is a musical demonstration/lecture about the history and evolution of African-American music. Brown assisted the Chicago House of Blues in the development of its Blues Schoolhouse student outreach program. She has served as consultant and artist-in-residence for The Ravinia Festival's Education Department.
In 1995, Maggie launched her own independent label, Mag Pie Records. Her debut recording, From My Window, was nominated by the Chicago Music Awards for Best Jazz CD. Brown also can be heard on duet recordings with Abbey Lincoln and Jonathan Butler. Mag Pie Records released a live concert recording of Maggie and her legendary father, Oscar Brown, Jr. November 2002. The CD is titled: We're Live and was recorded at the HotHouse (Center for International performance and Exhibition).