Free Music #5 – The Middle

We've eaten our roast meat and sugar cakes, sent fire into the air, sung anthems, covered hearts, and convened a national toast. Hopefully somewhere in all this we considered the ideas and sacrifice that fuel the American experiment. So on this "back to work" Monday, I share my tribute to one of America's greatest yet most endangered innovations…

Rulon’s art and music at Seattle Art Museum – June 6, 2014

Remix is a creative party at Seattle Art Museum, packed with performances, talks, art making, dancing, and more—all connected to SAM's collection. The next Remix is Friday, June 6, 2014 and Rulon Brown's RESTLESS interactive visual art installation will be there and he'll share four performances. Also at the Remix: DJ Sassyblack (aka Cat of THEESatisfaction) spins music, Dana…

Rulon @ Serendipity Lounge, July 5, 2013

7 - 10 pm, Friday, July 5, 2013 I am playing with guitarist David Harrison at Seattle's Serendipity Cafe & Lounge (21+). This cozy little venue is in the heart of the Magnolia neighborhood and well worth the trip. We'll play originals and beloved jazz and Latin standards. http://serendipitycafeandlounge.com 3222 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA…

Seattle Weekly recommends RESTLESS 6/15/13

“An oddly communal, intimate experience. Headphones usually isolate the listener, but in Restless they unite [the audience]… It’s a neat bit of group choreography, with the 50 different compositions suddenly joining together in the high-ceilinged space.”-Seattle Weekly, Arts Editor Brian Miller ART EXHIBITION & INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE Rulon shared an interactive art…

Nicaragua International Jazz Festival

JUST ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of State, Embassy in Nicaragua will host Rulon Brown at the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival, February 20 - 23, 2013. Rulon's band features three of Seattle's brightest talents including the celebrated interdisciplinary artist Paul Rucker (cello, electric bass), experimental improviser and composer Bill Horist (electric guitar), and Rulon's long-time rhythm collaborator Jeff Busch (world…

Seattle Artthrob Commissions Rulon

Seattle Artthrob commissioned Rulon Brown to create a limited-edition work for Artthrob members. Seattle Artthrob is a new community supported arts co-op where members receive six original, limited-edition artworks created specifically for them by local artists. Learn about all the commissioned artists and become a Seattle Artthrob member at www.seattleartthrob.com

ThanksOweenEasterNukkah… for All!

Why can't we all just get along for the holidays? Rulon Brown's festive new spoof tells us why not. Get your free download of ThanksOweenEasterNukkah at www.rulonbrown.com/music. ThanksOweenEasterNukkah is a campy croon inspired by Christmas jazz from the 1950s and features the vocal melodrama of Sheila Moss. Rulon wrote and recorded the…

Film about Rulon premieres 6/24/11

The Fear No Film Festival will premier Sanctuary, a film about Rulon's music, on Friday, June 24 and Sunday, June 26 in the Salt Lake City Library auditorium. Directed by Seattle-filmmaker Aaron Bourget, Sanctuary is a spirited short documentary about the constraints of Mormon musical tradition, Christian devotion, fellowship and belonging.…

Music for Apps

I recently created a galactic opera theme for Prop Group’s forthcoming iPhone game, Space Viking. The game is due out this summer. Thanks again to co-collaborator, Mike Weiser, and lead developer, Rod Strougo for bringing me in on the project. On a geeky-cool side note, Rod is literally writing the…

Press Clippings

Rulon Brown is “one not to miss… one of Seattle’s up and coming” - Seattle Flute Society “Exceptional is the only word to describe the poise, technique and taste…of [Rulon] Brown” - Larry Spellens (Jazz Critic) “An oddly communal, intimate experience. Headphones usually isolate the listener, but in [Rulon's] Restless they unite [the…

Sax / Flute Lessons

I love teaching and help students with technique, healthy use of breath and body, improvising, sight reading, theory, composing, and more. The U.S. State Department recently invited me to teach at the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival and the Tres Mundos institute. I teach students of all ages and ability at studios located in Issaquah and Redmond, Washington. You…