Steve Brown (musician)

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Steve Brown (born Stephen Charles Brown, Rockville Centre, New York, 1942, but grew up in Freeport, New York) is a jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, and educator. He was the Director of Jazz Studies at Ithaca College, a position he held for 40 years until his retirement in 2008.[1] He is an active performer, composer, and arranger, often appearing with his group, "The Steve Brown Quartet." Brown has played with such musicians as Jimmy Smith, Paquito D'Rivera, Chuck Mangione, Phil Woods, and Ray Charles. Brown was a member of Chuck Israels' National Jazz Ensemble, and toured the United States and Europe numerous times.

Brown married Barbara Diane Katz July 11, 1976, Jamesburgh, New York.[2]

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  1. ^ Ithaca Times, 4/23/2008, see
  2. ^ Barbara Katz Bride of Stephen Brown, The New York Times, July 12, 1976