Solo / Session Artist
Rich Brown has been an active member of Toronto’s culturally diverse music scene since 1992. Influences such as Jaco Pastorius, Victor Bailey, Jimmy Haslip, and Alain Caron fuelled his passion for bass at the age of 17. Rich is currently touring around the globe with the band Samdhi led by New York based sax-man Rudresh Mahanthappa. He has also performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the world including jazz vocalist Carol Welsman, Jane Siberry, Glenn Lewis, Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman & 5 Elements, James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Andy Narrell, Bruce Cockburn, Marc Jordan, Kim Mitchell, and David Clayton Thomas (of Blood, Sweat, & Tears) to name a few.
Rich also dabbles in the film industry and has appeared in the feature film “Glitter” starring Mariah Carey, the made for TV movie “The Natalie Cole Story” starring Natalie Cole, as well as the television series “Soul Food”.
Our local artist also leads his own band, Rinse The Algorithm, which was nominated for “Electric Group of the Year” three years in a row (’07, ’08, ’09) at the National Jazz Awards and won the Galaxie Rising Star prize in 2010. He has appeared on over 60 recordings ranging from Jazz to Funk to Latin to traditional Asian and Arabic music.
Rich plays both an F Bass VF5 & a VF6.