Rich Brown has been an active member of Toronto’s culturally diverse music scene since 1992. He taught himself to play bass at the age of 17 by listening to artists such as Jaco Pastorius, Victor Bailey, Jimmy Haslip, and Alain Caron. Later, he expanded his vocabulary by drawing upon influences outside the bass realm.
Rich is currently a member of the 2 time JUNO nominated indo-jazz group autorickshaw and has performed and recorded with some of the finest musicians in the world including jazz vocalist Carol Welsman, Jane Siberry, Glenn Lewis, Dapp Theory, Steve Coleman & 5 Elements, James “Blood” Ulmer, Vernon Reid, Andy Narrell, Kim Mitchell, David Clayton Thomas, Bruce Cockburn, and Hermeto Pascoal, to name a few. He has appeared in the feature film “Glitter” starring Mariah Carey and the made for TV movie “The Natalie Cole Story” starring Natalie Cole as well as the television series “Soul Food”. Rich also leads his own band rinsethealgorithm and has appeared on over 40 recordings ranging from Jazz to Funk to Latin to traditional Asian and Arabic music.