Trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer Brad Turner is one of Canada’s most in-demand and highly esteemed jazz musicians. 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, Terri Lyne Carrington, Charles McPherson and Ernie Watts. As a leader, Brad has released eleven albums, nine as a trumpeter with the Brad Turner Quartet, and two as a pianist with his trio. Four of those releases have been nominated for Juno awards.
In 1997 and 1998 and again in 2017 Brad won Juno Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album recognizing his work in the internationally acclaimed electric jazz group Metalwood, which he co-leads.
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.
As a composer, Brad has written extensively for his own groups through the years, and has also been commissioned by various ensembles and musical societies to compose works for them, including Vancouver’s Hard Rubber New Music Society, The Langley Community Music School, The Couloir Ensemble, and the Turning Point Ensemble.
Brad is a Resident Artist at LCMS where he leads the school’s Jazz Ensemble, and a member of the jazz studies faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C.