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Todd R. Brown

Freelance writer with more than 15 years of reporting, editing, photo and design experience.

About Me

I blog about Bay Area arts and culture for I wrote articles for the San Jose Mercury News,, alternative rock monthly Zero Magazine and Jungle magazine. I wrote for the Oakland Tribune company for more than three years and penned features for The Herald-Palladium, a daily newspaper in southwest Michigan, before that. In December 2002 I got my Master's degree in magazine publishing, news reporting and photography from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

My Favorites

  1. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
  2. Duke Ellington - Far East Suite
  3. Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine
  4. Cuong Vu - Come Play with Me
  5. Art Ensemble of Chicago - Coming Home Jamaica
  6. Ben Allison & Medicine Wheel - Riding the Nuclear Tiger
  7. Thelonious Monk - Best of the Blue Note Years
  8. ReBirth Brass Band - Hot Venom
  9. Johnny Hodges - Passion Flower
  10. Misha Mengelberg - Who's Bridge

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