Guitarist, composer, arranger, Steve Brown, is a professor of music and the director of the jazz studies program at Ithaca College. He has four recordings available under his own leadership, Good Lines and Child's Play both on Café records, and Night Waves and Crossroads on his own Brown Cats Productions. He is also coauthor with Ray Brown of an instructional book and recording entitled An Introduction To Jazz Improvisation. He has recorded with Chuck Israels' National Jazz ensemble, Chuck Mangione, and The California big band, Full,Faith,and Credit. His writing projects have included commissioned works for The Hal Galper Trio and the Airmen of Note, the Ithaca Ageless Jazz Band, the Celebration of The Arts Jazz Festival (C.O.T.A. Cats) featuring himself and Phil Woods, and a piece for the Harvard University Band. Other releases as a guitarist/arranger under the leadership of Steve Gilmore, include four compact discs, I'm All Smiles, Silhouette, The Jazz Dancer And The Bass Player, and Reflections In The Night with Bill Charlap on Jazz Mania. He has also recorded four compact discs under the leadership of drummer Danny D'Imperio, Blues For Philly Joe, Hip To It, and Glass Enclosure on V.S.O.P.,and The Outlaw on The Sackville label. He is very active as a performer/clinician both in the United States and Europe, and has performed with Chuck Israels, Billy Hart, Bobby Watson, Bill Goodwin, Jimmy Smith, Steve Gilmore, Barry Harris, Gerry Niewood and many others. He is also featured on the Brown Cats Productions CD, Impressions of Point Lobos by the Ray Brown Great Big Band, and a recently released CD entitled It's About Time by Bob Keller. He has performed at major jazz festivals including The Newport Jazz Festival, The Berks Jazz Festival, and The Edinburgh Jazz Festival. Most recently, he has recorded a CD with The Chuck Israels Trio on Philology Records entitled Convergence.