Press

July 7, 2016 – “La scène TD a ainsi accueilli mardi aux alentours de 18h l’univers musical de ces lauréats passionnés pour une prestation d’une heure. Un jazz qualifié de « moderne », harmonieux et rythmé a su charmer la foule venue les applaudir malgré une température caniculaire. À Baron, on est plus néophyte qu’expert en musique jazz, mais il suffisait que l’on ferme les yeux pour avoir l’impression de se retrouver transporté dans un club de jazz new-yorkais” – Baron

January 22, 2016 – “Cheeseman’s highly refined and contemporary compositions tend to make any distinction between jazz and fusion a moot point, and his electric bass playing brings out the complexity of these songs [i.e. Figurants]  … These songs reveal even more depth and maturity than what we heard on [Brad Cheeseman Group].” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Reviews

January 5, 2016 – Brad Cheeseman Group included on Something Else!‘s top Fusion Jazz albums of 2015

July 29, 2015 – Brad Cheeseman Group featured on NoTreble

June 25, 2015 – “Brad Cheeseman Group heralds the arrival of a bassist who brings fun and sophistication together like few others can, and perhaps no others have done on their first time out.” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Reviews

Sept. 20, 2014 – “Brad Cheeseman’s first release as leader, Mixed Messages, offers all the twists, turns and subtleties of the best modern jazz music” – Chris Ferguson, Steel City Jazz Festival director

July 14, 2014 – Jay Walking spotlight – Jason Raso, bassist

Feb. 13, 2014 – Hamilton Music Notes interview – Ric Taylor, View Magazine

Dec. 4, 2013 – Recommendation on the Hamilton Music Holiday Gift Guide – Adam Carter, CBC Hamilton

Oct. 22, 2013 – NoTreble.com Player Spotlight

June 28, 2013 – “One of Toronto’s most exciting 20-something electric bassists – Daryl Angier, Brownman Electryc Trio liner notes

May 11, 2013 – “Cheeseman is on his way to becoming one of Canada’s bright new jazz composer-artists, as evidenced by his debut Mixed Messages. Cheeseman proves that he is a true flex man on the bass and demonstrates that he can cross over into modern jazz stylings that “force” him to step up the melodic and improvisational content of his playing. And he does it superbly in his own bass work, and then takes it further by composing and arranging the whole picture for a jazz quintet. Cheeseman’s Mixed Messages is comprised of three sparkling and innovative jazz compositions, superbly recorded, exuding freshness and excitement. The technical execution of Cheeseman’s quintet is spectacular. Under his direction, prodded by the compositions themselves, the ensemble fully explores an extremely wide range of dynamic, rhythmic and melodic ideas. I highly recommend Mixed Messages.” – Glen Brown, Hamilton Musician