Brad Cheeseman Group: summer 2016 tour!

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

tour poster

See you soon!

On Topic spring tour dates

This spring will include many opportunities to see and hear On Topic, the collaborative trio featuring Aubrey Dayle (dr), Kim Ratcliffe (gt) and Brad Cheeseman. They’ll be performing music from their new album Second Time Aroundas well as several other original pieces from each of the members. Here are the dates (more info over on the Calendar page):

April 7 – Artword Artbar, Hamilton, ON
April 16 – Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts, Warkworth, ON
May 3 – Long & McQuade clinic, Cobourg, ON
May 5 – Long & McQuade clinic, Oshawa, ON
May 11 – Long & McQuade clinic, Waterloo, ON
May 18 – Long & McQuade clinic, London, ON
May 19 – Long & McQuade clinic, Belleville, ON
May 21 – May Cafe, Toronto, ON
May 25 – Long & McQuade clinic, Peterborough, ON
May 26 – Cafe Resonance, Montreal, QC
May 27 – Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata, ON
May 28 – Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata, ON

See you on the road!

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

Toronto Jazz Orchestra to debut new Brad Cheeseman composition

I’m pleased to announce that the Toronto Jazz Orchestra will be debuting a new composition/arrangement of mine at the Rex Hotel on Saturday, May 24 as part of their O Canada: Celebrating Canadian Composers concert. For more information, check out the poster below or visit the TJO’s website at www.thetjo.com

Upcoming Gigs

Here are a few upcoming gigs around Toronto to check out:

Fri. Mar 28 – DC Sound Collective @ Placebo Space. This is the DCSC’s first gig in a very long time and Devin has written some really interesting new music. Devin Chubb (tbn), Chelsea McBride (ts), Paul Barton (gt), Tyler Goertzen (dr).

Sun. Apr 13 – Orbitals @ The Emmet Ray. Every second Sunday at the Emmet Ray, you can hear some improvised music performed by myself, Jon Shearsmith (gt), Darryl Joseph-Dennie (kb) and Jordan Zagerman (dr). Tunes by all of us and the odd standard thrown in for good measure.

Sat. Apr 19 – Ali Bros @ May Cafe. Electric jazz in the vein of Brecker Brothers, led by Brownman Ali (trumpet, korg, effects) and Marcus Ali (alto sax, effects) joined by myself and Marito Marques (drums).

Tues. Apr 29 – Brad Cheeseman Group @ The Rex. You’ll definitely hear more about this one in the coming weeks, but we’re very much looking forward to our Rex Hotel debut. Lorenzo Castelli (dr), Robert Chapman (gt), Sam Kogen (kb), Chelsea McBride (ts).