Calvin Brown

Instructor, Jazz Piano


Jazz pianist and singer/songwriter Calvin Brown began playing piano in church at the age of 13. After graduating from Berklee School of Music he performed regularly in New York City and toured in the United States and Europe with Lady Rose Watson’s “Gospel Angels,” and others. He serves as a regular keyboard player for many of central Virginia’s most esteemed musical groups. He has worked extensively as a keyboardist, arranger, and musical director. Calvin’s original music, billed as Calvin Presents, is performed by his seven-piece band, synthesizing his roots in jazz and gospel music with neo-soul, hip-hop, alt rock and trap music, forging an adventurous and soulful live experience.


UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176