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Brad Mason

Co-leader of the Mason Brothers Quintet
Trumpeter w/ Blood, Sweat & Tears 2015 - Present
Trumpeter w/ Diana Ross 2013 - Present
Professor at Northwestern University 2011 - Present
Trumpeter w/ The Rhythm Shop 2010 - Present
Trumpeter w/ Jessica Simpson 2010
Trumpeter w/ John Mayer 2007 - 2009
Trumpeter w/ The BombSquad 1998 - 2005

Brad Mason (trumpet) was born in England. When only 5 years old, he began trumpet lessons with his father, Barry. At 9, he began piano lessons and played both instruments at school and outside recitals

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Elliot Mason & Cre8tion: Before, Now & After

Read "Before, Now & After" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz has no shortage of albums dealing with the past-present-future continuum--quite the opposite, in fact--but few carry as personal a tone as trombonist Elliot Mason's debut leader date. While speaking to broad concepts in dealing with the music's history and the notion of time taking form as one giant through line, Mason also inserts family ties ...

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Mason Brothers Band: Two Sides, One Story

Read "Two Sides, One Story" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

After spending 20 years performing under the leadership of others, British brothers Brad and Elliot Mason step out front, taking charge of an all-star band that redefines the trumpet-trombone front line of drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers of the '50s and '60s. The round and mellow combination of Brad Mason's trumpet with Elliot Mason's trombone sounds ...

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David Binney: Third Occasion

Read "Third Occasion" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

David Binney has established himself as an innovative saxophonist, an innovation that has been born of daring driven by a motivation that seeks the unusual. He has locked on to the highway of expressive thought playing with inspired invention to lend his music a lucid immediacy that is hard to ignore. Binney has formed ...


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