Daniel Brown is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and comes from a family of professional musicians. He received a Master of Music degree from George Mason University in Jazz Studies and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Tennessee in Studio and Jazz Music with a concentration in Double Bass Performance. He has studied bass with Rusty Holloway, Michael Moore, Eddie Gomez, John Clayton, Joel DiBartolo, and Glenn Dewey and improvisation with Jerry Coker, Donald Brown, Greg Tardy, and Wade Beach.
An adept performer in many styles, he has played everything from classical, jazz, and rock to klezmer and folk music from South America. He has performed or recorded with Harold Mabern, Jerry Coker, Sean Jones, Greg Tardy, Rick Whitehead, The Black Lillies, Seth Kibel, Joe McCarthy, Bill Mobley, Victor Provost, and Jeremy Wilson.
He performs often in the DMV area with a number of playing “residencies” and is a faculty member of Northern Virginia Community College as an instructor of double bass and electric bass in all styles.