DanceFest 2020 Accompanist Bios
Cary Brown (Pianist) has played on many stages worldwide as a member of groups such as The Skatalites, The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble, The Sloan Wainwright Band, and The Cary Brown Trio. As a dance accompanist/administrator/composer, he has played classes for major companies such as ABT, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Miami City Ballet, the Suzanne Farrell Company, and Chet Walker's jazz intensive at Jacob's Pillow. He is the Musical Director/Composer for the Steffi Nossen School of Dance and has been on staff as an accompanist at Purchase College Conservatory of Dance since 1995 as well as their Musicians Coordinator since 2000.
Jerome Morris (Percussion) has been providing live improvised percussion and piano music for dance for several years. Along the way he has had the opportunity to work with and perform original music for several talents in the dance world including Robert Battle, Sara Rudner, Milton Myers and Chet Walker. Some of his original music for dance has been performed in such places as the Jacob's Pillow dance festival and the Boston's Institute for Contemporary Art. Jerome is currently on staff as an accompanist at Sarah Lawrence College and holds a BFA in performance from Purchase College. He has a CD out called About Time. JeromeMorris.com