Dean Brown

”There are only two rules in music, it must be beautiful and it must feel good!” ~ Dean Brown

Dean Brown's music defies boundaries to combine Rock, Latin, Jazz, Funk, and Fusion into a joyful, soulful, dynamic and intense groove. He is well known in the global jazz/fusion scene for his powerful virtuosic rhythm guitar work and his passionate melodic soloing. Those who have seen and heard Dean perform are immediately pulled in by the energy he puts into each and every note.

Dean Brown has released five critically acclaimed solo CD's worldwide since starting to play professionally at the age of 13. Dean has toured all over the world with his own projects and performed or recorded alongside legendary artists such as: Billy Cobham, Marcus Miller, The Brecker Brothers, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn, Bob James, George Duke, Roberta Flack, Bill Evans, Victor Bailey, Joe Zawinul, Simon Phillips, Lenny White, Chris Minh Doky & The Nomads, Kirk Whalum, and Steve Smith's Vital Information, just to name a few. Dean also plays on well over 200 recordings which include numerous GRAMMY® nominations and four GRAMMY® Award winners. As a writer, Brown has compositions and arrangements featured on albums for Les McCann, Dennis Chambers, Ricky Peterson, Steve Smith's Vital Information, and Billy Cobham, among others. His performances also include Live DVD's with Marcus Miller, Billy Cobham, Louie Belson, Gil Evans, David Sanborn and Friends, and Bob James.

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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 -

“ ....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 -

Primary Instrument

Guitar, electric


San Diego

Willing to teach

Advanced only


Intermediate and Advanced Lessons for all musicians: For more information please contact Dean at [email protected] SKYPE Lessons For more information please contact Dean at [email protected] Musicians Institute- Hollywood,CA. DEAN BROWN ~ Instructor: Advanced Guitar Styles - Advanced Ensemble Skills - Open Counseling

Clinic/Workshop Information

Advanced Guitar Styles - Advanced Ensemble Skills



The Missing Song

Blue Canoe Records



Dean Brown Music


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From: The Missing Song
By Dean Brown



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