Alan is the Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand’s programme leader of the Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance.
He has vast experience as a jazz musician, performer and teacher. Alan led the successful jazz-funk band Blue Train in the 1990's, and has been a core member of the soul/funk Grand Central Bandsince1998. He gigs with popular soul/jazz musician Nathan Haines and Bex Nabouta, and has his own original group, the Alan Brown Quartet.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz (honors) from Massey University and a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from Auckland University of Technology.
“I love seeing the students grasp the concepts, develop and progress,” says Alan.
Alan is enrolled in post-graduate jazz studies at Massey University. He likes to cycle and work out sudoku puzzles.
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