Kirwan Brown


Kirwan Brown, born September 15, 1961, began playing piano at age 6 and bass at age
12.  He began playing professionally at age 15.  He studied music formally at the
University of Miami in the early 1980's.  He worked on his first solo album, "Cool
Grooves," at Colorado Sound, in Denver, Colorado, from April '93 to November '93,
and it was released on the Fahrenheit label in 1994, to wide acclaim, receiving
positive reviews in Jazziz, JazzTimes, Bass Player, Bassics, and Bass Frontiers

The album was listed on the 1994 Grammy voter ballot in several categories:
Best New Artist, Best Instrumental Jazz Album, and Album of the Year.  Since then,
Kirwan has performed with numerous jazz artists, including Dave Valentin, Ronald
Shannon Jackson, Nelson Rangell, Jimi Tunnell, Kirk Whalum, Bernard Wright, and Joel
Rosenblatt, and has appeared on albums by Brian Savage, Rob Mullins, Peter Kater,
and Curandero.  His new release, "Sightings," is available through his web site

A review about Sightings is to find here: