John Brown, a bassist, composer and educator, is a North Carolina native. He currently resides in Durham. He graduated from the School of Music and School of Law of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. John is currently the Director of Duke University’s Jazz Program and Associate Professor of Practice of Music. He has also served as a faculty member at North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, Guilford College (NC) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has performed professionally since his teens.