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July 8, 2019

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Bassist Miles Brown, who’s at the Dirty Dog this week, is out with a new album “Evidence of Soul and Body” on Detroit Music Factory.

 

 

 

Readers of our weekly “Jazz Notes” blog know that we’ve been concentrating on the “Jazz bass” for the past few weeks . This just happens to coincide with bassist Miles Brown’s upcoming performances at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café this week, (July 10-13)  in support of his new album “Evidence of Soul and Body” recently released this past May on the Detroit Music Factory label which is part of the award-winning Detroit label “Mack Avenue Records”.

 

 

Brown’s new album showcases his versatility as bassist, composer, performer and teacher 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.

 

 

It’s not surprising that this multi-talented artist comes from a musical family. His father is a Jazz guitarist who can be heard on Miles’s new album. He was the director of the Jazz studies program at Ithaca College. His uncle played trumpet in Stan Kenton’s band and his grand father was a high-school band leader who also played with Latin band leader Xavier Cugat.  “There were always musicians coming through our house”, says Brown. “Mostly Jazz musicians staying the night, eating dinner, rehearsing.

 

 

 

 

In 2009, Brown came to Michigan to become director of the Jazz Studies program at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where he stayed for about eight years. It was here that he met some of the top Jazz artists on the Detroit music scene including drummer and fellow music educator Sean Dobbins, as well as pianist Xavier Davis and saxophonist Diego Rivera, both from the Michigan State University music faculty.

 

 

Davis, Dobbins and Rivera are all part of the Michigan-based music family that Brown brings together for his performances at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café this Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13th and on his new Detroit Music Factory release: “Evidence of Soul and Body”. Detroit Music Factory is a label that is part of Detroit’s award-winning Mack Avenue Records…it showcases some of some of Detroit’s most talented Jazz artists, and promotes their music around the world.

 

 

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.

 

 

His new album and live performances present a mix of standards and original compositions.

 

 

Call 313-882-5299 for reservations and information on his performances this week at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café, July 10-1

 

 

 

 

Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM. She made her mark at WDET 101.9FM where she was program director and daily on-air music host for more than 30 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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