New Origins with Rich Brown

If music is indeed the healing force of the universe, then Rich Brown has certainly tapped into that force. New Origins is a weekly one-hour evening program hosted and curated by one of the jazz world’s heaviest bassists.

Every Tuesday night, Rich Brown embarks upon a far-reaching, mind-expanding auditory quest. He’s always on the hunt for unique jazz sounds that are fresh yet universal.


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Rich Brown

Toronto-born electric bassist Rich Brown has established himself as an incredibly versatile artist. Along with being one of the most called-upon electric bass players in Canada, Rich is additionally a composer, producer, bandleader, educator, clinician, broadcaster and voiceover artist. He has recorded three albums as a leader, including his critically acclaimed album of solo bass compositions Between Heaviness & Here. He has performed with a wide variety of artists, including Vijay Iyer, Steve Coleman, Dapp Theory, Angelique Kidjo, Kurt Elling and David Clayton Thomas. Rich leads two groups — rinsethealgorithm and The Abeng — and was nominated for a Juno Award in 2016. As an educator, Rich Brown is well-known for his work as a faculty member with the popular online bass education website Scott’s Bass Lessons. He teaches at Humber College and the University of Toronto and is a regular contributor to Bass Player Magazine and the online publication No Treble.

Programs: New Origins