Steve Brown

Steve Brown is a guitarist, composer, and arranger. He is also a professor of music at Ithaca College. Under his own direction, he has four recordings, Good Lines, Child’s Play, Night Waves, Crossroads, and Night Waves, on Cafe Records, as well as his Brown Cats Productions’s Night Waves, Crossroads, and Crossroads. Ray Brown is his coauthor of An Introduction To Jazz Improvisation, an instructional book and recording. He has recorded with Chuck Israels National Jazz ensemble, Chuck Mangione, as well as The California big band, Full,Faith,and Credit. He has written commissioned pieces for the Hal Galper Trio, Airmen of Note and the Ithaca Ageless Jazz Band. He also performed Cats with Phil Woods and wrote a piece for Harvard University Band. Steve Gilmore also released four compact discs as a guitarist/arranger, including Silhouette and The Jazz Dancer and The Bass Player. Reflections In The Night was recorded with Bill Charlap at Jazz Mania. Under the direction of drummer Danny D’Imperio he recorded four compact discs, Blues For Philly Joe and Hip To It on V.S.O.P. as well as Glass Enclosure on The Sackville label. He is a very active performer/clinician in both the United States as well as Europe. He has performed with Bill Goodwin, Bobby Watson and Jimmy Smith. He’s also featured on the Brown Cats Productions CD Impressions of Point Lobos, by Ray Brown Great Big Band and the recently released CD It’s About Time, by Bob Keller. He has been a featured performer at many major jazz festivals, including The Newport Jazz Festival and The Berks Jazz Festival. Convergence is his CD recording with The Chuck Israels Trio, Philology Records. He recorded his latest CD with Miles, “Share My Life” on Brown Cats Productions. from

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