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Brad Turner

Biography

BRAD TURNER (trumpeter, pianist, drummer, composer) is a much in demand Vancouver-based musician. He has performed and/or recorded with dozens of prominent jazz artists including Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Moore, Reneé Rosnes, Achim Kaufmann, John Scofield, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Mark Helias, Charles McPherson, and Gary Bartz.

As a leader, Turner has released five albums to date -- four featuring his quartet and one with his piano trio – with several of them garnering prestigious industry awards or nominations. Turner-led groups have opened in live concert for jazz luminaries McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, and Diana Krall.

Brad Turner played with Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass when the celebrated big band performed in concert during the Sound of Toronto Jazz Series at the Ontario Science Centre on November 5, 1979.

Awards:
1997 - JUNO Award winner to ‘Metalwood’ for ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’
1998 - JUNO Award winner to ‘Metalwood’ for ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’
1999 - Winner of National Jazz Award for ‘Jazz Trumpeter of the Year’
2000 - Winner of National Jazz Award for ‘Jazz Composer of the Year’
2002 - Winner of National Jazz Award for ‘Jazz Trumpeter of the Year’
2005 - Brad Turner Trio ‘Question and Answer’ recording nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award
2006 - Brad Turner Trio ‘Question and Answer’ nominated for a Canadian Indie Music Award.
2005 - National Jazz Awards winner as 'Musician of the Year'
2008 – National Jazz Awards winner – “Trumpeter of the Year
2008 – National Jazz Awards winner – “Producer of the Year”
2008 - National Jazz Awards nominee – “Instrumentalist of the Year”
2009 - JUNO nominee for 'Traditional Jazz Album' - “Small Wonder”