John Robert Brown


John is International Recruitment Consultant for Birmingham Conservatoire, which is part of the University of Central England. In this role he assists in the recruitment of music students from non-European countries.

At present, John is the Chairman of the Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain, an organisation with 1,600 members. As a writer, John’s work appears in many magazines.

Formerly, John was Postgraduate Course Leader at Leeds College of Music (LCM), where he worked from 1975, combining academic duties with the post of Head of External Relations. In recent years he was External Relations Consultant for the college. A big band from LCM led by him won the BBC Rehearsal Band Competition in 1983, and he was the founder and organiser of Leeds International Jazz Education Conference, from 1994. As a player he made many broadcasts with his own band, ‘John Brown’s Bodies’, on BBC Radio Two and Three, played occasionally with the HallĂ© Orchestra, and for several years presented jazz programmes on BBC local radio. He has also presented a BBC TV series on music. His arrangement of The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba was performed by the Fairer Sax in the John Schlesinger film ‘Madame Sousatzka’.

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