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May 4, 2008

Brad Turner Quartet At Cellar Jazz

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada


Brad Turner Quartet
Saturday, May 3
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

Vancouver Club Hosts Jazz Trumpeter

Vancouver’s Jazz Cellar features one of the nation’s top jazz players when trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer Brad Turner appears tonight with his quartet featuring Bruno Hubert (piano), Andre Lachance (bass), Dylan Van Der Schyff (drums).

Described by Mark Miller as “a kind of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett all rolled into one,” Turner has performed and/or recorded with such noted jazz artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Moore, ReneĆ© Rosnes, Achim Kaufmann, John Scofield, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Mark Helias, Charles McPherson and Gary Bartz. Brad’s groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clarke Terry and Diana Krall.

As a leader, Brad has released five albums, four with his quartet, the most recent being the 2005 release What Is, and one with his piano trio, the 2004 release, Question the Answer, nominated for a 2005 Canadian Urban Music Award, and a 2006 Canadian Indie Music award. In 1997 and 1998 Brad won Juno Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album recognizing his work in the internationally established electric jazz group Metalwood. Winner of National Jazz Awards for Jazz Trumpeter of the Year (1999), Jazz Composer of the Year (2000 and 2002), Brad was awarded Musician of the Year for 2005.

for more info visit www.bradturnermusic.com

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