Braun Khan is Assistant Professor of Double Bass and Jazz Studies at Utah State University. He has Bachelor and Masters degrees in bass performance from Central Michigan University, and a Doctor of Arts in Jazz Studies and Bass Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. While at the University of Northern Colorado, he was a teaching assistant in both the jazz studies area and the classical bass studio, was assistant to the managing producer of the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, and served as Interim Jazz Bass Professor in the fall of 2014. He has also taught since 2013 on the JamPlay Online Instructional Website, one of the largest online instructional sites in the world, and in the summer teaches at the Rocky Ridge Music Center jazz camp in Estes Park, Colorado. He is the recipient of several DownBeat awards for Best College Big Band as bassist with UNC's Jazz Lab I, Outstanding Vocal Jazz Ensemble as a vocalist with UNC's Vocal Lab, and for Outstanding Small Ensemble Composition for his original composition Airplanes. In 2014 he was also awarded the Hal Leonard Scholarship from the Jazz Education Network for exceptional talent and potential in jazz performance and education.