Home » Jazz Musicians » Ian Michael Brown

Ian Michael Brown

Ian Michael Brown is a pianist, keyboardist, and organist from Grove City, Pennsylvania.  Ian is a passionate jazz composer and musician who recently released his first album, “The Beauty of Not Knowing” containing ten original jazz fusion tunes taking inspiration from some of Ian’s favorite musicians.  Currently, Ian is working in Pittsburgh, PA as a pianist, music director, and organist in addition to his writing.

Ian began his collegiate music studies at Lebanon Valley College located in central Pennsylvania.  He studied both Jazz and Classical under Dr. Eric Fung, Prof. Tim Wolfe, Jr., and Prof. Josh Tindal.  After he graduated from LVC Ian began working as a keyboardist for Carnival Cruiselines. 

During his time at Carnival Ian performed in piano/vocal duos, jazz trios & quartets, and dance (rock) bands.  In addition to his music responsibilities Ian was a music manager as well.  Ian spent his time on board listening to musicians such as Bill Evans, Esbjorn Svensson (E.S.T), Chris Potter, and Pat Metheny, studying and practicing, and writing music.  It was on the ship that Ian met two like minded musicians and set out to record his debut album.  Once off of the ship, Ian and his fellow musicians went into the Church recording studio in Pittsburgh, PA and recorded "The Beauty of Not Knowing." 

Currently, Ian is enjoying working in Pittsburgh and being a part of the Pittsburgh jazz scene.  He is excited about the release of his first album, “The Beauty of Not Knowing”.  With “The Beauty of Not Knowing” being streamed and played internationally Ian is enthusiastic about connecting with people and building memories through music across the globe.  Listen to  Ian’s album today and discover the Beauty of Not Knowing for yourself.


Album Review

Ian Michael Brown: The Beauty of Not Knowing

Read "The Beauty of Not Knowing" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Ian Michael Brown seems like a fellow who enjoys a little mystery--not the kind that is dark or forbidding, but the kind that makes travel and exploration so much fun. That feel is only further reinforced by a lush jazz-fusion sound which takes a few tonal cues from Brad Mehldau and the Pat Metheny Group. He and a few sharp cohorts bounce off one another in brightly stimulating ways through this upbeat recording, evoking wide-open landscapes almost as much as ...

Read more articles



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

The Beauty of Not...

Indie Recordings


The Beauty of Not Knowing

From: The Beauty of Not Knowing
By Ian Michael Brown


Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.