Three-time Juno Award winner and LCMS alumnus, Brad Turner, is one of Canada’s most in-demand and highly esteemed jazz musicians.
The gifted trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer will be joining Composers’ Notes host and LCMS Composer-in-Residence, Marcel Bergmann, to discuss his approach to writing and arranging music from his extensive experience as both a composer and performer. He will provide a closer look at how composing in this particular area differs from a traditional classical model, and will illustrate his approach and process with various examples from his own works.
This session is the second of a four-part online series featuring composers working in different genres.
This FREE event will take place on Zoom.
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Brad has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Michael Moore, Reneé Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Peggy Lee, Dave Douglas, Mike Murley, Seamus Blake, Kenny Werner, Mino Cinelu, Russell Malone, Charles McPherson and Ernie Watts. Brad’s groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Diana Krall, Ahmad Jamal and Tony Bennett. As a leader, Brad has released nine albums, seven as a trumpeter with the Brad Turner Quartet, and two as a pianist with his trio. Three of those releases have been nominated for Juno awards.
In 1997 and 1998 and 2017 Brad won Juno Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album recognizing his work in the internationally acclaimed electric jazz group Metalwood. Winner of National Jazz Awards for Jazz Composer of the Year (2000 and 2002), Brad was awarded Musician of the Year for 2005, and was a recipient of 2006 Victor Lynch-Staunton Prize for excellence in musical achievement. In 2008 and again in 2009, Brad took home National Jazz Awards for Trumpeter of the Year and Producer of the year and was the recipient of the 2014 Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award for music.
Brad has been a member of the jazz studies faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C., since 1992.