Cameron Brown

summer workshop faculty

Bassist, composer and educator Cameron Brown began his career in the mid-1960s, recording in Europe with George Russell and Don Cherry. These important innovators remain life-long inspirations and influences, along with mentors Sheila Jordan, Roswell Rudd, Archie Shepp and Beaver Harris. Cameron has anchored some of the most important ensembles of the past fifty years, including Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, George Russell, Dewey Redman, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, Dannie Richmond, Donald Byrd, Booker Ervin, Ted Curson, Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Terumasa Hino, Betty Carter, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Lou Donaldson, Jim McNeely, George Cables, Joe Locke, Salvatore Bonafede, Tony Malaby, Jane Ira Bloom, and Marc Copland. The Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet, featuring Dannie Richmond, developed into an intense and rewarding partnership which lasted nearly ten years, and Cameron has enjoyed special relationships with master drummers Art Blakey, Dannie Richmond, Philly Joe Jones, Edward Blackwell, Eddie Moore, Idris Muhammad, Billy Hart, Joe Chambers, Lewis Nash, Matt Wilson and Beaver Harris. He has helped young people around the world nurture their passion for jazz and is on the faculty of the New School University. At present, Mr. Brown performs and records with Sheila Jordan as a long-standing duo, and with Joe Lovano, Jason Rigby, Ben Riley, Lisa Sokolov, Jay Clayton, Archie Shepp, Don Byron, Dave Ballou, Steve Slagle, Jeremy Steig, Marco Tamburini and Carl Stormer.