Brad Cheeseman is a JUNO-nominated bassist and composer, currently residing in British Columbia. His lyrical bass playing has been heard on Canadian, American, and European stages, and his melody-driven compositions have been captured on four original recordings, including 2017’s The Tide Turns.
The Tide Turns chronicles a period of change, self-discovery and reinvention, and reinforces the cornerstones of his music: engaging melodies, playful rhythms, and an honest, emotional core. The album was nominated for “Jazz Album of the Year (Solo)” at the 2018 JUNO Awards, and arrived on the heels of winning the 2016 Montreal Jazz Festival’s coveted Grand Prix de Jazz with the Brad Cheeseman Group, his acclaimed contemporary jazz quintet.
Brad Cheeseman’s previous releases include 2016’s Figurants EP, which features four compositions based on the David Foster Wallace novel Infinite Jest; 2015’s Brad Cheeseman Group; and 2013’s Mixed Messages EP. These albums have received airplay across Canada and been honoured with a number of awards and nominations throughout Southern Ontario music communities.
In addition to his work as bandleader, Cheeseman has appeared on recordings with a variety of artists and has had the privilege of performing with many great Canadian jazz musicians, including Colleen Allen, Bruce Cassidy, Terry Clarke, Don Englert, Adrean Farrugia, John Macleod, Mike Malone and Nancy Walker.