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!

BCG on Something Else’s “Best of 2015 Fusion Jazz”

S. Victor Aaron of Something Else! just published part 4 of his Best Albums of 2015, this time focusing on Fusion Jazz, and Brad Cheeseman Group was among his top 16 fusion records of 2015 (alongside masterful releases from Chris Potter, Donny McCaslin and John McLauglin)!

Check out his initial review over on Something Else and then check it out on Bandcamp to see what all the fuss is about!

The Brad Cheeseman Group will be making its first live appearance of 2016 this Thursday Jan 7 at The Rex in Toronto, ON.

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).