Guitarist. Composer. Producer. Arranger. Educator
In loving memory of Dean Brown, a musical trailblazer whose innovative spirit and unparalleled talent have left an indelible mark on the world of music. Dean, who seamlessly blended Rock, Jazz, Funk, Latin, and Fusion, created a symphony of joy, soul, and intensity that transcended boundaries and captivated audiences worldwide.
Dean's journey in the global jazz/fusion scene spanned five decades, during which his virtuosic rhythm guitar work and impassioned melodic solos became hallmarks of his musical identity. His guitar mastery graced hundreds of recordings, earning numerous GRAMMY® nominations and contributing to four GRAMMY® Award-winning albums. Collaborations with legendary artists like Marcus Miller, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Billy Cobham, and Roberta Flack showcased the breadth of his unparalleled talent.
A true veteran of the touring circuit, Dean's performances at prestigious international music festivals, from Montreux to Tokyo, reflected his dedication to bringing music to diverse audiences. His five remarkable solo albums stand as a testament to his musical journey, each a unique expression of his artistry and creativity.
Beyond the stage, Dean shaped the musical landscape through teaching, imparting his wisdom to aspiring musicians. His commitment to sharing his musical gifts ensured that his melodies continued to resonate near and far, leaving a lasting impact on generations to come.
In celebrating Dean Brown's remarkable journey, we also honor the 40 years of a happy and harmonious marriage that he shared with his beloved wife, Ruth Brown. Their union was a source of strength and inspiration, reflecting the same beauty and joy that infused Dean's music. Dean Brown's legacy will forever echo through the harmonies he crafted—a testament to the enduring power of beautiful and feel-good music. May his soul find eternal peace in the rhythms of the universe, and may his music continue to inspire and uplift us all
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Dean Brown
Dean Brown's S.O.L.E. Project clip "Magic Carpet Ride" - Steppenwolf - (arr. Dean Brown)
Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver: Higher Ground
AQUI Y AJAZZ, George Duke "Rush hour road rage"
D'angelo David Sanborn Clapton Marcus Miller... etc
My program focuses on practical ear training, practical theory (relativity), technique, and the psychology of great performance. No matter what style or genre of music you are interested in, I'm sure you will benefit from my tailor-made lessons.
It is my belief that having exceptional relative pitch is essential to being a good musician/improvisor.
Understanding how chords and scales relate to one another in a simple, elegant way can improve your playing by leaps and bounds, taking what you already know and learning how to use it in different, creative ways.
Paying a little attention to technique can go a long way to improving your time, feel and ability to express yourself.
Most importantly, the intense focus of a master improviser requires a mentality devoid of insecurity and negativity.
Whether you are a hobbyist or professional, understanding music to a greater degree can positively affect many aspects of your life as well as making you a better musician.