Holiday special: 20% off at Bandcamp

For the month of December, get 20% off everything at http://bradcheeseman.bandcamp.com using the code CHEESEMAS at checkout.

This includes:

  • Mixed Messages EP (2013) – Hamilton Music Award winner (digital or CD)
  • Brad Cheeseman Group (2015) – Toronto Independent Music Award nominee (digital or CD)
  • Charts (concert pitch, in .pdf format) for “Bad Groove,” “La Choza,” “Let Me Explain,” “Make or Break for It,” “Skyglow,” and “Taiya”
  • Chart package (transposed, in .pdf) for the entire Mixed Messages EP (including the bonus track “Clouds”)
  • Transcription of the bass solo on “Make or Break for It”

Head on over to Bandcamp now to use the code CHEESEMAS and get 20% off whatever you want!

Brad Cheeseman Group debut album to be released June 26!

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After nearly a year of planning and production, the Brad Cheeseman Group is set to release its full-length self-titled album on June 26, 2015. Produced by electric bass icon Rich Brown and featuring exciting performances from Lorenzo Castelli (drums/percussion), Robert Chapman (guitars), Sam Kogen (piano/keyboard) and Chelsea McBride (tenor saxophone/bass clarinet), the album focuses on the band’s group dynamic through eight exciting compositions.

“Of course, Brad’s playing is stellar, but what I like most is that you honestly wouldn’t know which member of the band put this album sound. It sounds like a great band playing great music!”
– Damian Erskine (Bassist with Gino Vanelli, Peter Erskine, Jaco Pastorius Big Band)

“Brad Cheeseman’s music is the perfect combination of everything that matters: groove, melody, and the all-important bass line.”
– Chris Tarry (Four-time Juno winning bassist/composer)

Pre-order Brad Cheeseman Group at Bandcamp and get the opening track “Untitled” now!
Online release date: June 26, 2015

CD RELEASE SHOWS:
June 26 & 27 at Options Jazz Lounge, Ottawa, ON
July 1, 2015 at The Rex Hotel, Toronto, ON
July 2, 2015 at Artword Artbar, Hamilton, ON

This recording was produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Brad Cheeseman Group studio update

Here’s a little update for those who are wondering about the status of the Brad Cheeseman Group debut full-length album:

On Feb. 15/16, the band (with Lorenzo Castelli, Robert Chapman, Sam Kogen and Chelsea McBride) recorded the entirety of the record, with the assistance of our awesome, secret producer (to be revealed soon, don’t worry). A lot of the tunes have been played frequently by the band, while a couple are a little newer or less-frequently performed. After listening to the unmixed recordings over and over for the last couple of weeks, it’s safe to say: this record is going to be awesome.

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Mixing starts soon and, as long as everything stays on track, you can expect to start hearing some music around the start of summer! Check the Upcoming Gigs page to see where we’re playing next.

Brad Cheeseman Group at Steel City Jazz Festival

On Thursday October 23, the Brad Cheeseman Group will be performing at the Pearl Company in Hamilton, along with the Blank Quintet (Toronto, ON) as part of the second annual Steel City Jazz Festival. Come listen to Brad, Lorenzo Castelli, Robert Chapman, Sam Kogen and Chelsea McBride play their unique approach to contemporary jazz with new compositions, as well as fan-favourites from the Mixed Messages EP.

More info at www.steelcityjazzfest.com and www.thepearlcompany.ca