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Bassist, composer, performer, and teacher Miles Brown is a versatile musician who has earned bachelor and doctorate (forthcoming) degrees from the Eastman School of Music in jazz performance studies as well as a master’s degree from the Mannes College of Music in classical bass performance.

As a jazz performer, Miles has led groups featured at the Syracuse Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the JVC Jazz Festival, and the Blue Note. He has played with jazz masters such as Sam Rivers, Joe Magnarelli, Ralph Alessi, Walt Weiskopf, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins, Joe Lovano, Ben Monder, and Kenny Werner; and he has recorded on the Native Language, Leading Tone, and Yummy House labels.

Teaching is extremely important and rewarding to Miles. During the Spring 2008 semester, Miles served as the sabbatical replacement for Jeff Campbell, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Eastman School of Music. Miles comes to Oakland University from Cornell University, where he served as the Gussman Director of Jazz during the 2008-9 school year. As Director and the only full-time faculty member of Cornell’s jazz program, Miles enjoyed organizing concerts and collaborating with guest artists such as Charlie Haden, Sam Rivers, and Steve Wilson. In April 2009, he organized the 18th Annual Cornell Jazz Festival. Guest artists included Chuck Israels, Todd Coolman, and Jeff Campbell, among others.

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Album Share My Life by Miles Brown

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