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Dean Brown

Born: August 19, 1955    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Dean Brown

For close to 30 years guitarist/composer/arranger/educator Dean Brown has been an integral part of the global fusion and contemporary jazz scene. Those who have seen and heard Dean Brown perform are immediately struck by the passion and energy he puts into each note. His compositions are thoughtful and intense, yet lyrical vehicles for individual as well as group expression. Dean has recorded and/or toured around the world with his own projects and legendary artists such as: Marcus Miller, The Brecker Brothers, Billy Cobham, David Sanborn, Bob James, George Duke, Roberta Flack, Joe Zawinul, Lenny White, Kirk Whalum, and Steve Smith's Vital Information...
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” ... He delivers music with punch, energy and integrity.” ~Guitar Nine Records~

“ .... Rockish, bluesy, jazzy, funky all rolled up into one.” ~Jeff Charney - ContemporaryJazz.com~

“ ....About twenty years have gone by and Dean's still bringing it onstage - he's that into it and obviously, that commited to every measure of the music” ~Phil DiPietro - allaboutJazz.com~

1982- Billy Cobham "Observations+" (M.S.R. written by Dean Brown) 1982- Tiger Okoshi- "Mudd Cake" 1982- Billy Cobham- "Smokin - Live at Montreux" (Some Other Kind written by Dean Brown) 1983- Steve Smith- "Vital Information" 1983- Billy Cobham/Louie Bellson-"Cobham Meets Bellson" VHS 1983- Gil Evans-"Gil Evans And His Orchestra"-VHS 1984- Steve Smith- "Orion" (The Strut written by Dean Brown) 1985- Billy Cobham- "Warning" 1986- Billy Cobham- "Power Play" 1987- Steve Smith- "Part I and II" DVD/Video 1987- Lee Venters- "388 Marlborough Street" (Noah's Ark written by Dean Brown) 1987- Steve Smith-"Global Beat" (One Flight Up co-written by Dean Brown) 1988- Bob James- "Ivory Coast" 1988- Al Corley- "The Big Picture" 1988- Roland Vasquez- "The Tides Of Time" 1988- Rob Prester- "Trillium" 1988- Kirk Whalum- "And You Know That" 1989- Kirk Whalum- "The Promise" 1990- Various Artists-"GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 2" 1990- Bob James- "Grand Piano Canyon" 1991- Various Artists-"Beyond the Groove: Contemporary Jazz on The Move" 1992- Steps Ahead- "Yin-Yang" 1992- Takeshi T.K. Ito- "Visions" 1992- The Brecker Brothers- "Return of the Brecker Brothers" 1993- The Mann Brothers- "Mann to Mann" 1993- Color Me Badd- "Time And Chance" 1993- Gary Rosen- "Tot Rock" 1993- Kirk Whalum- "Cache" 1993- Marcus Miller- "The Sun Don't Lie" 1994- Bob James- "Restless" 1994- David Sanborn- "Hearsay" 1994- The Brecker Brothers- "Out Of The Loop" (Grammy® -Best Intrumental Composition "African Skies" and Grammy® -Best Contemporary Jazz Performance-"Out Of The Loop") 1994- Jason Miles- "World Tour" 1995- Various Artists- "Blue Suede Sneakers" 1995- Lenny White- "Present Tense" 1995- Various Artists- "People" 1996- Jason Miles- "Mr. X" 1996- Various Artists-"JVC XRCD Sampler" 1996- Bernard Purdie's- "Soul to Jazz" 1990- Various Artists-"GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 2" 1990- Bob James- "Grand Piano Canyon" 1991- Various Artists-"Beyond the Groove: Contemporary Jazz on The Move" 1992- Steps Ahead- "Yin-Yang" 1992- Takeshi T.K. Ito- "Visions" 1992- The Brecker Brothers- "Return of the Brecker Brothers" 1993- The Mann Brothers- "Mann to Mann" 1993- Color Me Badd- "Time And Chance" 1993- Gary Rosen- "Tot Rock" 1993- Kirk Whalum- "Cache" 1993- Marcus Miller- "The Sun Don't Lie" 1994- Bob James- "Restless" 1994- David Sanborn- "Hearsay" 1994- The Brecker Brothers- "Out Of The Loop" (Grammy® -Best Intrumental Composition "African Skies" and Grammy® -Best Contemporary Jazz Performance-"Out Of The Loop") 1994- Jason Miles- "World Tour" 1995- Various Artists- "Blue Suede Sneakers" 1995- Lenny White- "Present Tense" 1995- Various Artists- "People" 1996- Jason Miles- "Mr. X" 1996- Various Artists-"JVC XRCD Sampler" 1996- Bernard Purdie's- "Soul to Jazz" 1990- Various Artists-"GRP Digital Sampler, Vol. 2" 1990- Bob James- "Grand Piano Canyon" 1991- Various Artists-"Beyond the Groove: Contemporary Jazz on The Move" 1992- Steps Ahead- "Yin-Yang" 1992- Takeshi T.K. Ito- "Visions" 1992- The Brecker Brothers- "Return of the Brecker Brothers" 1993- The Mann Brothers- "Mann to Mann" 1993- Color Me Badd- "Time And Chance" 1993- Gary Rosen- "Tot Rock" 1993- Kirk Whalum- "Cache" 1993- Marcus Miller- "The Sun Don't Lie" 1994- Bob James- "Restless" 1994- David Sanborn- "Hearsay" 1994- The Brecker Brothers- "Out Of The Loop" (Grammy® -Best Intrumental Composition "African Skies" and Grammy® -Best Contemporary Jazz Performance-"Out Of The Loop") 1994- Jason Miles- "World Tour" 1995- Various Artists- "Blue Suede Sneakers" 1995- Lenny White- "Present Tense" 1995- Various Artists- "People" 1996- Jason Miles- "Mr. X" 1996- Various Artists-"JVC XRCD Sampler" 1996- Bernard Purdie's- "Soul to Jazz" 1996- Tom Coster- "From the Street" 1996- Lenny White- "Renderers of Spirit" 1996- David Sanborn- "Songs From The Night Before" 1997- Various Artists-"Hot Jazz Biscuits 1997- John Favicchia- "World Time" 1997- Eddie Harris- "The Last Concert" 1997- Till Bronner- "Midnight" 1997- Various Artists- "NBA at 50: A Musical Celebration" 1997- Weldon Irvine- "Spoken Melodies" 1997- Roberta Flack -"The Christmas Album" 1998- Various Artists-"Hot Jazz Biscuits" 1998- Walkaway- "Night Life" (Headless Horseman, Beatin' Silver, written by Dean Brown) 1999- Brecker Brothers-"Priceless Jazz" 1999- Marcus Miller- "Live And More" 1999- Master Vel- "The Price Of Freedom" 1999- Billy Cobham- "By Design" 1999- David Sanborn- "Inside" (Grammy® -Best Contemporary Jazz Performance) 1999- Nelson Rangell- "Always" 1999- Bill Evans- "Touch" 1999- Ricky Peterson- "Souvenir" (Ignorance is Bliss co-written by Dean Brown) 2000- Jason Miles/Various Artists -"A Love Affair - The Music of Ivan Lins" (Grammy®-Best Male Pop Vocal Performance-Sting for “She Walks This Earth” (Soberana Rosa) 2000- Joe Piket- "Nine Times Framed" 2000- Jason Miles/Various Artists- "Celebrating The Music Of Weather Report" 2000- Bikithi Kumalo- "In Front Of My Eyes" 2001- Bill Evans- "Soul Insider" 2001- David Sanborn- "David Sanborn and Friends" - DVD 2001- David Mann- "Touch" 2001- Randy Brecker- "Hangin' In The City" 2001- John Favicchia- "Dharma" (The Gauntlet written by Dean Brown) 2001- Jason Miles/Various Artists- "To Grover With Love" 2001- Victor Bailey- "That's Right" 2001- Dean Brown-"Here" 2002- Kirk Whalum-"Best of Kirk Whalum" 2002- Les McCann- "Pump It Up" (Buckshot & LeFonque co-written by Dean Brown, Funk It co- written by Dean Brown) 2002- Walkaway- "Double Walk" 2002- Gil Evans- "Gil Evans and His Orchestra"- DVD 2002- Joe Zawinul "Faces and Places" 2002- Dennis Chambers- "Outbreak" (Plan-B co-written by Dean Brown) 2002- Gato Barbieri-"Shadow Of The Cat" 2003- Various Artists-"Living Theater, Vol. 3" 2003- Bernard Maseli-"The Globetrotters: Fairytales of the Trees" 2003- Louie Bellison- "Louie Bellison and His Big Band" DVD 2003- Roberta Flack -"Holiday" 2003- Marcus Miller- "Ozell Tapes" 2003- Freddie Cole- "In The Name Of Love" 2003- Cassandra Reed- "Cassandra Reed" 2003- Eric Marienthal- "Sweet Talk" 2004- Maximum Grooves-"Coast to Coast" (You Da Mann, Attitude, Karma Kanic co-written by Dean Brown) 2004- Various Artists-"Undercover [Hip Bop]" 2004- Dean Brown-"Groove Warrior" 2005- Jason Miles-"Miles to Miles-In The Spirit of Miles Davis" 2005- Various Artists-"As One-Tsunami Relief"-(Gemini written by Dean Brown) 2005- Marcus Miller-"Silver Rain" 2006- Jason Miles -"What's Going On-The Music Of Marvin Gaye" 2006- Bradley Leighton with Jason Miles-"Bradley Leighton with Jason Miles" 2006- Various Artists-"Funk Academy" 2006- Alex Fox-"Influences" 2006- Mauri Sanchis-"Good Vibes" 2006- Marcus Miller-"Master Of All Trades"-DVD 2006- Dennis Chambers-"Planet Earth" (Camel Hump written by Dean Brown) 2006- Poogie Bell-"Get On The Kit" 2006- Various Artists-"Emergency Funk Radio" (Emergency Funk Radio co- written by Dean Brown, Seven Groove Interlude, Billy Groove Interlude, Break Song written by Dean Brown) 2007- Steve Adelson-"Adventures In Stickology" 2007- Billy Cobham/Louie Bellson-"Cobham Meets Bellson"-DVD 2007- Keith Anderson & Full of Soul-"Let's Roll" 2007- Various Artists- "Funky Planet Earth" 2008- Razl- "Rotonova" 2008- Billy Cobham- "Fruit From The Loom" 2008- Dean Brown- "Modern Techniques for the Electric Guitarist" -DVD 2009- Cheikh Ndoye- "A Child's Tale" 2009- Mauri Sanchis- "Groove Words" (Produced by Mauri Sanchis and Dean Brown) 2009- Michael Schmidt- "Destination" 2009- Dean Brown- "DBIII" 2011- Roberta Flack- "Let It Be Roberta" 2012- Dean Brown- "Unfinished Business" 2012- Dean Brown- "Unfinished Business"

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Musicians Institute- Hollywood,CA. DEAN BROWN ~ Instructor: Advanced Guitar Styles - Advanced Ensemble Skills - Open Counseling

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Advanced Guitar Styles - Advanced Ensemble Skills

Parker Fly Roland 505 synth gtr (strat style) American Delux Strat Guild X-170 Fylde Calaban Steel String Acoustic AnthologyGearWear Guitar strap DR Tite-Fit Strings 10-46 DV Mark amps Effects: Xotic BB+, RC, Robotalk2 Crybaby wha(late 60s) EBS octave divider Ernie Ball volume control Boss DDL Ibanez analog delay Keeley compressor Boss chromatic tuner MXR phase 90 Voodoo Lab Pedal Power2+ George L cables for effects 15' Xotic guitar cable

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