Brian Browne


Birthday March 16, 1937

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Canada

DEATH DATE Jun 5, 2018 (81)

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Jazz artist who became well-known across Ottawa and Toronto in the early 1960s whose career spanned half a century.

Before Fame

He was a student at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and at Oscar Peterson's Advanced School of Contemporary Music in Toronto.


He was a fixture on CBC Radio, appearing on Adventures in Rhythm, The Browne Beat, Nightcap, Jazz Canada, and other programs.

Family Life

He fathered Sean Browne with his wife, Swedish-born jazz singer Barbro Nylundh. Sean became a jazz musician as well, also teaching himself to play.

Associated With

He was featured alongside Bill Evans, Erroll Garner, and Marian McPartland on The Jazz Piano, a 1969 CBC television special.