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Brian Browne

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Brian Browne
Background information
Born(1937-03-16)March 16, 1937
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedJune 5, 2018(2018-06-05) (aged 81)
Kanata, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1956–2018
LabelsCapitol, RCA Victor, JazzImage, Triplet

Brian Browne (March 16, 1937 – June 5, 2018) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.

Browne began performing in popular jazz venues in Ottawa and Toronto, and appearing in national weekly CBC Radio programs Adventures in Rhythm, The Browne Beat,[1] Nightcap, Jazz Canada and others.[2] His group, the Brian Browne Trio, performed as the house band on the CTV musical variety program The River Inn.[3] In 1969 Browne appeared as one of four featured pianists, including Bill Evans, Erroll Garner and Marian McPartland, on the CBC television special The Jazz Piano.[4]

Browne has recorded 11 albums on Capitol Records,[5] RCA Victor, CBC JazzImage, and Sea Jam Recordings (now Triplet Records). He died of lung and throat cancer on June 5, 2018.[6]

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  1. http://www.canadianjazzarchive.org/Catalogue/Musicians/KO/10225/Default [dead link]
  2. CBC Television Series, 1952–1982 Archived 2015-06-01 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "River Inn" – via www.imdb.com.
  4. "Opinion - Blogs - Our blogs have moved!". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  5. The 6000 Series Of 33 1/3 RPM (LP) Vinyl Discs (1960 through 1987) Archived 2008-11-19 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "Canadian jazz 'original' Brian Browne dies at 81 – CBC News". CBC. CBC News. Jun 6, 2018 [last update 2:27 PM ET].

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