A truly eclectic musician, Barra Brown studied classical flute performance at Lewis & Clark College where he graduated with honors while studying drums on the side through the prestigious Alan Jones Academy of Music (AJAM).
Barra has two releases as a composer and leader with the Barra Brown Quintet (BBQ) on Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble (PJCE) Records (2013 and 2015). In December 2014 he released EPoch - EP with his project The Wishermen, a collective of young jazz heavyweights dedicated to exploring genre boundaries and creating a new amalgam of many styles and influences on Cavity Search Records (Elliott Smith, Wayne Horvitz). He is currently writing, recording, and performing with his new project Korgy & Bass, a live sampled based hip-hop duo with two releases out on Cavity Search Records: Korgy & Bass, Vol. 1 and EP, Vol. II. In Spring of 2017, Brown released his collaborative album Poem Project (Cavity Search Records) which spanned several years between Winter 2014 and Spring 2017 and includes members from Radiation City and The Shins, Ages and Ages, and The Westerlies.