Brad is excited to be announcing an Indiegogo campaign to help fund a new full-length album. The album will be recorded this December in Montreal, using the studio time included with the TD Grand Prix de Jazz (awarded at the Montreal Jazz Festival). This recording will include a brand new batch of compositions, several of which were debuted on the Brad Cheeseman Group’s Summer 2016 tour. To help bring this music to life, Brad is announcing a new Indiegogo campaign:
For this year’s Steel City Jazz Festival, the Brad Cheeseman Trio (feat. JUNO-nominated pianist Adrean Farrugia and drummer Adam Fielding) will be performing at Hamilton’s Artword Artbar on October 27, for a double bill with Montreal’s Kite Trio. The BC3 performs a mix of original compositions, timeless standards, and other pieces of musical interest. Check out some new demos recorded by this band:
Brad’s Figurants EP was recently nominated for “Best Jazz Instrumental” at the 2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards. The EP was released on February 1, 2016, marking 20 years since the publication of David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest, of which each composition is directly based on. The recording features Lorenzo Castelli (drums) and Kevin Stolz (piano) on every track, as well as performances from Colleen Allen (soprano/alto sax), Jeff LaRochelle (tenor sax/bass clarinet) and Aidan Sibley (trombone).
A complete list of nominees can be found at http://torontoima.com/awards/2016-nominees/
The Brad Cheeseman Group was awarded the prestigious TD Grand Prix Jazz Award at this year’s Festival International de Jazz de Montreal. The prize features recording time, future festival appearances, prize money, and included a feature performance on the festival’s TD Stage. Each year, the festival selects ten Canadian artists to compete for the award and, after careful consideration, selects a winner based on their festival performances. In addition to the Brad Cheeseman Group, this year’s competition included Tara Kannangara (Ontario), Lisanne Tremblay (Quebec), Tertio (Quebec), Samuel Bonnet (Quebec), Autobahn (Ontario), Annie Dominique (Quebec), FOG Brass Band (Ontario) and the Simon Denizart Trio (Quebec).
The band—including guitarist Robert Chapman, pianist Sam Kogen, drummer Marito Marques and saxophonist Chelsea McBride—delivered the exciting competition-deciding performance on July 4 at the Club Jazz Casino stage, performing selections from the band’s award-winning self-titled album for hundreds of enthusiastic festival-goers. Later that night, Brad received a call from the festival letting him know the good news. At the festival’s press conference, Cheeseman stated that “to be here at all, especially with nine other fantastic artists, is a huge honour and to get this recognition is incredible.” The band later delivered a concluding performance on the festival’s TD Stage on July 5.
After a quiet winter and spring, the Brad Cheeseman Group will be hitting the road this June and July to perform music from their award-winning albums. You can see/hear the band on the following dates (check the Calendar for more info):
June 16 – The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON
June 24 – Artword Artbar, Hamilton, ON
June 25 – Mahtay Cafe, St. Catharines, ON
July 4 – Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, QC
July 15 – Waterloo Jazz Festival, Waterloo, ON
See you soon!