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Rose Gellert Hall Series: Brad Turner Trio

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Jazz It Up at Rose Gellert Hall with Canada’s Renowned Brad Turner Trio

Langley Community Music School (LCMS) welcomes the Brad Turner Trio to Rose Gellert Hall at 7:30 pm on Saturday evening, April 14, 2018, featuring Juno award winner and LCMS alumnus Brad Turner on piano, Darren Radtke on bass, and Bernie Arai on drums.

Enjoy a lively jazz performance, featuring tantalizing works from the Brad Turner Trio’s latest CD, “Here Now.” Hailed as a masterpiece, Turner’s music exhibits “the quirky eccentricities of Thelonious Monk tempered with the broader harmonic palette of British pianist John Taylor,” as one reviewer put it. Explore more of the Trio’s music at

Pianist Brad Turner — a three-time Juno award winner — is one of Canada’s most in-demand and highly esteemed jazz musicians. Described as a “triple threat,” Turner is also an accomplished trumpeter, drummer and composer. Brad has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Reneé Rosnes, Ingrid Jensen, Dave Douglas, Mike Murley, Seamus Blake, Christine Jensen, Kenny Werner, Dee Daniels, Mark Guiliana, and Ernie Watts.

Darren Radtke (bass) is also nationally acclaimed, having gained notoriety for his work with Denzil Sinclair’s Juno nominated album titled “I Found Love”, as well as his work for Nintendo, creating music for such video games as ‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’, which has sold over 5 million copies. Darren has also worked with such notable performers as Martin Short, Cedar Walton, Ernie Watts, Michael Bubble, Don Rickles and Joan Rivers.

Bernie Arai (drums and cymbals) is also a recording artist, composer and
 educator, working percussion and electronic music, spanning a variety of styles, from jazz and improvised music to traditional Japanese. He has also worked with some of Canada’s most
accomplished musicians,
touring across Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe.

“We are thrilled to welcome back LCMS alumnus Brad Turner with his trio,” says LCMS artistic director Elizabeth Bergmann. “Building on the success they achieved with their earlier recording, Question the Answer, their latest CD deserves all of the superlatives it has received. They are an amazing ensemble, and we are looking forward to hearing them in Rose Gellert Hall.”

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $16 for students, and $10 for LCMS students. Call the box office at 604-534-2848 or visit LCMS also wishes to thank our Rose Gellert Concert Series sponsors, HSBC and Hub Insurance, who make such highly acclaimed performances possible. LCMS is grateful for the support of the BC Arts Council and the Province of BC. The Rose Gellert Hall is located at 4899 207 Street, Langley, BC.

Langley Community Music School (LCMS) is a non-profit organization and registered charity that is committed to providing the highest quality of musical education to students of all ages and levels, from early learning to pre-professional and adult programs. With the support of the community, LCMS has become one of the largest non-profit music schools in the province, earning both national and international acclaim for their comprehensive and innovative programs. Learn more about LCMS programs, scholarships and bursaries.

The Langley Community Music School hosts multiple musical concerts from October to May, including the Rose Gellert Hall Series, a Saturday evening concert featuring renowned Canadian and international musicians, as well as the Concerts Café Classico Series, a Sunday afternoon concert series featuring stellar local and touring musicians playing classical, jazz or contemporary works.

Visit or call 604-534-2848.