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Miles Brown


  • B.M., Double Major in Music Education and Jazz and Contemporary Media, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
  • M.M., String Bass Performance (Classical), Mannes College of Music, New York, NY
  • D.M.A., Jazz and Contemporary Media, String Bass, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY


  • International Society of Bassists, lifetime member (since 2005)
  • Jazz Education Network (since 2013)
  • National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (since 2014)


  • Applied Double Bass
  • Applied Electric Bass


  • My album Middle Game was chosen by WEMU Jazz DJ Linda Yohn as one of her “Sweet 16 Jazz Records of 2016”
  • Oakland University Research Grant. $10,000 awarded for scholarly development.
  • Ray Wright Jazz Departmental Award, Eastman School of Music Tuition remission award granted to one student per year.

Recent Presentations

  • “Essential Bass Excerpts from the New Music Ensemble Repertoire” 06/04/15 International Society of Bassists Convention Fort Collins, CO
  • “Emerald Tears: The Solo Bass Music of Dave Holland” 01/09/15 Jazz Education Network Conference San Diego, CA
  • “Using Jazz Improvisation Techniques in Your Classroom” 05/15/14 7th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning Co-presenter with Dr. Jenine Lawson Brown Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI
  • “Emerald Tears: The Solo Bass Music of Dave Holland” 06/04/13 International Society of Bassists Convention Rochester, NY

Recent Performances

  • Alarm Will Sound Bassist in the contemporary music ensemble group Alarm Will Sound that performs a dozen or so performances per year in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebow, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park in Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the World Financial Center, the Skirball Cultural Center, Russia’s Hermitage Theatre and Glinka Philharmonic Chamber Hall, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Miller Theater at Columbia University. Residencies with this ensemble include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Mizzou International Composers Festival (annual participation), and Dickinson College. For more information about past performances and residencies, visit (2003-present)
  • Joe Locke Quartet Private house concert at The Detroit Groove Society (January 8, 2016)
  • Tommy Dorsey Orchestra One-night performance with legendary Swing Era band in Lexington, MI (December 12, 2015)
  • Miles Brown’s Middle Game Two-night performance at The Dirty Dog Café in Grosse Pointe, MI (September 11-12, 2015)
  • Tia Fuller Quartet Performances with world-renowned saxophonist Tia Fuller at The Dirty Dog Jazz Café (September 9-10, 2015)


  • Instructor of Double Bass, University of Delaware – Newark, Delaware
  • Instructor of Double Bass, Community College of Baltimore County – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Assistant Professor of Music, Jazz Program, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Jazz Program Coordinator, Oakland University, Rochester, MI
  • Interim Gussman Director of Jazz, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
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