Rich Brown

Toronto-born electric bassist Rich Brown has established himself as an incredibly versatile artist. Along with being one of the most called upon electric bass players in Canada, Rich is additionally a composer, producer, bandleader, educator and clinician, broadcaster, and voiceover artist. He has recorded three albums as a leader, including his critically acclaimed album of solo bass compositions 'Between Heaviness & Here.' Rich appears on a plethora of recordings ranging from Jazz to traditional Arabic and Asian music. He has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Rudresh Mahanthappa, Vijay Iyer, Steve Coleman, Dapp Theory, Angelique Kidjo, Kurt Elling, Hermeto Pascoal, David Clayton Thomas (Blood, Sweat, & Tears), and James Blood Ulmer, among many others. Rich leads two groups—rinsethealgorithm and The Abeng —and was nominated for a Juno Award in 2016 for his latest album, 'Abeng.' As an educator, Rich Brown is well-known for his work as a faculty member with the popular online bass education website Scott's Bass Lessons. He teaches at Humber College in Toronto and is a regular contributor for Bass Player Magazine as well as the online publication No Treble. You can also hear Rich every Saturday as the host of his own show 'New Origins' on jazzcast.ca.

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