Press

September 19, 2017 – “The Tide Turns … is a superbly realized set whose nine tracks show [Cheeseman] to be a more than deserving recipient of the coveted Grand Prix de Jazz. ” – Ron Schepper, textura

August 25, 2017 – ” [The Tide Turns] is a beautiful collection of sophisticated and tasteful modern jazz. … The entire band stands out for their musicianship, taste, and improvisation as they each seamlessly flow through the excellently written songs from Cheeseman. … The Tide Turns stands as a record which perfectly captures the jazz of today, while still challenging the boundaries of the style.” – Gerrod Harris, Canadian Beats

August 17, 2017 – “The Tide Turns … shows incremental growth from a musician whose Brad Cheeseman Group debut already presented a fully formed artist delivering fully formed ideas and an advanced bass technique that falls somewhere between Steve Swallow and Jaco Pastorius. … The evolving Brad Cheeseman Group brings Cheeseman’s compositions to life in a contemporary setting that isn’t likely to get dated because of this band’s tightness, which often starts with the bass player himself.” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Reviews

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 the Figurants EP] reveals even more depth and maturity than what we heard on [Brad Cheeseman Group].” – 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.” – Something Else! Reviews

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

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. ” – Glen Brown, Hamilton Musician