studied music at the University of California, Berkeley, and for many
years was on the UCB Young Musicians Program faculty. In the late
1970s, Brad played with the Bill Bell band (backing greats such as
Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams, and John Handy), the San Francisco
All-Stars big band, and the quintet of Concord Jazz recording artist
While living in New York
City in the 1980s, Brad worked with organist Jack McDuff, played
regularly with Jaki Byard's Apollo Stompers at Barry Harris' Jazz
Cultural Theatre, and was a member of The Quiet Nights Quartet,
Macys' in-house jazz band.
His quintet in New York
(featuring Joe Lovano on sax and Mike Clark on drums) recorded a
CD of Brad's compositions entitled Side Step, released by
Owl/Timeline Records, marketed and distributed in the U.S. and Europe.
It has received airplay on most major jazz radio stations.
Brad currently leads
his own trio and quartet and is a member of the jazz trio Fog. Their
first CD, Slow and Slower, was released in January of 2003
on Zebra Acoustic. It is being distributed and is getting airplay
in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Their latest CD, The
Antidote, is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
Brad can also be heard
on vocalist Paula West's CDs Temptation and Restless
(Noir Records). He is featured on at least fifteen other currently
Brad has also recorded
extensive session work used in movies and television (Creative Streak
Music Productions). His guitar work can be heard in: What Women
Want, Six Feet Under, The Osbournes, The X-Files, Frasier,
He is experienced in musical theater, and in 1991 toured Europe
in Michael Bennett's A Chorus Line.
In 1989 he returned to
San Francisco. In addition to performing in numerous San Francisco
Bay Area clubs (Yoshi's, Jazz at Pearl's, Bruno's, Enrico's, etc.),
Brad has played at various regional jazz festivals (Monterey, San
Francisco Jazz Fest, North Beach, Big Sur, Russian River, KCSM's
Jazz on the Hill, etc.), as well as the Playboy Jazz Festival in
Los Angeles. He has toured Europe extensively, giving concerts and