brad cheeseman trio
This event happens on Apr 6, 2017.
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The Brad Cheeseman Trio performs a mix of Cheeseman’s own award-winning compositions, timeless jazz standards and other pieces of musical interest.
is an award-winning bassist, composer and educator that has been performing since the early 2000s. His lyrical bass playing and melody-driven compositions have earned him a reputation as an in-demand emerging artist in the thriving Toronto jazz community and beyond. He has released three all-original albums as bandleader (with a fourth to be released summer 2017), which have received airplay across Canada, won two Hamilton music awards, and been nominated for several others. In 2016, Brad Cheeseman was honoured to win the prestigious TD Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival with his acclaimed Brad Cheeseman Group ensemble. In addition to his work as bandleader, Brad regularly performs with the Brownman Electryc Trio and On Topic. As a sideman, Brad has had the privilege of performing with many great Canadian jazz musicians, including Colleen Allen, Bruce Cassidy, Terry Clarke, Don Englert, John Macleod, Mike Malone, Reg Schwager and Nancy Walker.
is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Since the late 1990s, Adrean has been in high demand as a freelance performer and teacher. Keeping a busy touring schedule, Adrean has toured extensively across Canada and the United States as well as in venues across Europe and in Japan. Adrean has performed/recorded with some of jazz’s greatest and most diverse artists including: Larry Carlton, Ernie Watts, Curtis Fuller, Tom Scott, Bob Brookmeyer, Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander, Jane Bunnett, Ron Blake, Matt Penman, Kenny Wheeler, Darcy James Argue, Don Thompson, Lorne Lofsky, Kevin Turcotte, and Pat Labarbera. Adrean is currently pianist for such diverse projects as the Matt Dusk Band, the Brad Goode Quartet, the Ernesto Cervini Quintet (feat. saxophonist Joel Frahm), the Johnny Griffith Quintet, Kiki Misumi, the Worst Pop Band Ever, the Bob Brough Quartet, John Cheesman Jazz Orchestra, Luke Maxim, Eleanor McCain and the Darcy Hepner Big Band. Adrean also works regularly with his wife, vocalist Sophia Perlman. As a leader, Adrean has released three albums. His second, Ricochet,
was nominated for a 2011 Juno award for best contemporary jazz recording.
is a versatile and sensitive drummer born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has been active on the Southern Ontario music scene for over twenty years performing and recording Jazz, Rock, R&B, Motown and theatrical productions with some of Canada’s finest players. Adam studied with such greats as Jim Blackley, Kevin Dempsey, Bob McLaren, Ted Warren and Tabla Master Achyut Ram Bhandari. He earned his Music Diploma from Mohawk College where he maintained honour roll status and received numerous awards and scholarships. He then continued his education at the University of Toronto majoring in Jazz Performance. In recent years Adam has worked with Grammy Award winner Gary Smulyan, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Rob Fekete, Pat Collins, Mike Malone, Dave McMurdo, Mary McKay, The Dinner Belles, Terra Lightfoot, Brian Griffith, Roy Patterson, and Juno winner Tara Davidson, amongst others. As one third of the highly acclaimed trio Shields, Johnston and Fielding, Adam has had ample opportunity to stretch musically within the rhythmically complex and melodically soaring original compositions.
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