Bassist, composer, performer, and teacher Miles Brown is a versatile musician who has earned bachelor and doctorate 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.
Miles will feature his dad, guitarist Steve Brown He was the Director of Jazz Studies at Ithaca, a position he held for 40 years until his retirement in 2008. Brown has played with such musicians as Jimmy Smith, Paquito D’Rivera, Chuck Mangione, Phil Woods & Ray Charles and he was a member of Chuck Israel’s’ National Jazz Ensemble, and toured the United States and Europe numerous times