Cameron Brown

Cameron began studying music when he was 10, starting on the piano and then moving on to the clarinet. He was drawn to the bass and began playing the tin basses in a student band. He was an exchange student in Europe and worked for George Russell’s Sextet and Big Band. He also played with Don Cherry and Aldo Romano and Booker Ervin. He graduated from Columbia College in 1966. Columbia University (1969), B.A. in Sociology). Brown and Sheila Jordan met in 1974. They gigged together with the free jazz pioneers Roswell Rudd, Beaver Harris, and joined Archie Shepp’s quintet. In 1975, they recorded with Harris’ and The 360 Degree Music Experience. With him and drummer Dannie, the Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet became a long-lasting and highly rewarding partnership that lasted into the 1980s. Brown was also a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and various groups including Rudd, Cherry, Rudd and Shepp. He has recorded and performed with Ted Curson and Lee Konitz, Chet Bak, Joe Lovano and Mal Waldron, Ricky Ford and Betty Carter, as well as the John Hicks Trio and Etta Jones. Brown has been featured on over 80 recordings. After nearly 40 years of performing, his first recording as a leader was released in 2003 with his band The Hear and Now, featuring Dewey Redman. Brown has been playing gigs, touring internationally and is currently teaching jazz doublebass at Green Meadow Waldorf School, Chestnut Ridge, New York. He also offers private lessons. The substitute musician teaches music theory classes at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York City. From Wikipedia

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