Brad Cheeseman returns to Montreal Jazz Festival

Brad Cheeseman will be performing at the 2017 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, an encore to last year’s Grand Prix-winning performance. Rounding out the band will be Robert Chapman (guitar), Kelly Jefferson (tenor sax), Sam Kogen (piano) and Marito Marques, the same band that entered the studio in December to record Brad’s new album. The band will be showcasing these new compositions at a free concert on the festival’s main stage (Scene TD) in downtown Montreal on Monday July 3 at 6pm.

Brad at the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival

Transcriptions Update

It’s been a while since the Transcriptions page has seen a good update, but a lot of new content has been added today, including bass lines from Earth Wind & Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rush, and Stevie Wonder.

Also, please feel free to get in touch about custom transcriptions (bass lines, solos, lead sheets, anything at all!).

Crowdfunding for New Album!

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:

Steel City Jazz Festival 2016

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:

Figurants EP nominated for Toronto Independent Music Award

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/