The Brad Cheeseman Group

Fri., Oct. 13, 2017 at 9:00PM, Baldachin Inn Ballroom
  • Brad Cheeseman – electric bass
  • Robert Chapman - guitar
  • Nick Maclean – piano
  • Kelly Jefferson – sax
  • Marito Marques – drums

Brad Cheeseman is a jazz bassist and composer from Hamilton, Ontario. A much sought-after musician both on stage and in the studio, Cheeseman’s lyrical bass playing and melody-driven compositions have been featured on Canadian, American, and European stages, and captured on four original recordings.

Cheeseman’s newest recording, The Tide Turns, chronicles a period of change, self-discovery and reinvention, and reinforces the cornerstones of his music: engaging melodies, playful rhythms, and an honest, emotional core. The album comes on the heels of winning the Montreal Jazz Festival’s coveted Grand Prix de Jazz with his acclaimed Brad Cheeseman Group, a contemporary jazz quintet that has been performing and recording since 2012.

Brad Cheeseman’s previous releases include 2016’s Figurants EP, (a collection of compositions based on the landmark novel Infinite Jest), 2015’s Brad Cheeseman Group, and 2013’s Mixed Messages EP. These albums have received airplay across Canada, won two Hamilton Music Awards and have been nominated for two Toronto Independent Music Awards.

“Cheeseman’s highly refined and contemporary compositions tend to make any distinction between jazz and fusion a moot point, and his electric bass playing brings out the complexity of these songs [i.e. Figurants] … These songs reveal even more depth and maturity than what we heard on [Brad Cheeseman Group].” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Reviews

Website: Brad Cheeseman