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Brad Cheeseman

“A bassist who brings fun and sophistication together like few others can.” – S. Victor Aaron, Something Else Reviews

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.

In addition to his work as bandleader, Cheeseman regularly performs with both the Brownman Electryc Trio and On Topic, and has had the privilege of performing with many great Canadian jazz musicians, including Colleen Allen, Bruce Cassidy, Terry Clarke, Don Englert, Adrean Farrugia, John Macleod, Mike Malone, Reg Schwager and Nancy Walker.

Awards

2016 Montreal Jazz Festival - Grand Prix de Jazz 2016 Hamilton Music Awards - "Instrumental Recording of the Year" 2013 Hamilton Music Awards - "Instrumental Recording of the Year" —- 2016 Toronto Independent Music Awards - "Best Jazz Instrumental" (nominated) 2016 Hamilton Music Awards - "Jazz Recording of the Year" (nominated) 2016 Hamilton Music Awards - "Bassist of the Year" (nominated) 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards - "Best Jazz Instrumental" (nominated) 2013 Hamilton Music Awards - "Jazz Recording of the Year" (nominated) 2013 Hamilton Music Awards - "Bassist of the Year" (nominated) 2012 Hamilton Music Awards - "Bassist of the Year" (nominated)


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”Brad Cheeseman's music is the perfect combination of everything that matters: groove, melody, and the all-important bass line.” - Chris Tarry, four-time Juno- winning bassist/composer

“Brad Cheeseman Group heralds the arrival of a bassist who brings fun and sophistication together like few others can” - Something Else! Reviews

“Cheeseman is on his way to becoming one of Canada’s bright new jazz composer-artists.” - Glen Brown, Hamilton Musician Magazine

Albums

Three Short Stories

Self Produced
2020

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The Tide Turns

Self Produced
2017

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Figurants EP

Self Produced
2016

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Brad Cheeseman Group

Self Produced
2015

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Mixed Messages EP

Self Produced
2013

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True North X

From: Three Short Stories
By Brad Cheeseman

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