CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL

Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown is a full time drummer, producer, composer and drum teacher based in Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

Since completing a degree in Electronics with Music (BEng, 1st class honours) at Glasgow University in 1997 and going on to study on scholarship at Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA in 1998, Stuart has built a strong and diverse musical career in Scotland, that encompasses jazz, rock, latin, electronic music and production, free improv, composition, teaching, and music/ sound for film and advertising. His teachers have included Kenwood Dennard (Sting, Miles Davis), Ian Froman (Mike Stern), Ralph Peterson, Ari Hoenig, Clarence Penn, Ed Uribe, Dave Hassell, Trevor Tompkins and others.

Some of his current bands and projects include his Twisted Toons Septet (performing cartoon scores by Carl Stalling, Scott Bradley and music by Raymond Scott), Simon Thacker’s Ritmata (a group fusing classical guitar and jazz trio, with world influences), Electronic duo Herschel 36 (with Paul Harrison), Boteco Trio (Brazilian samba trio with Mario Caribe), his unique Drum Quartet (with Tom Bancroft, Fritz Welch, Chris Wallace), Rab Noakes, Niki King, Brian Molley Quartet, Glasgow Imrovisers Orchestra, Martin Kershaw’s “Hero as a Riddle”, Chick Lyall Quintet, Paul Harrison Trio, Carrie Fertig’s Glass Percussion project, Largo (trio with harpist Catriona MacKay and guitarist, Jer Reid). He co-runs the Jazz at The 78weekly jam session with Euan Burton (bass) and Tom Gibbs (piano) which has helped revitalize the jazz community in Glasgow since 2007 by bringing together established and emerging players.

Stuart was part of a collaborative residency with Carrie Fertig, Alastair MacDonald and Rob Page at Lyth in September 2014.