One of Canada's most gifted pianists and composers, David Braid is among a new generation of Canadian artists making his mark on international stages. Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to his training in European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid's original music engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice that does not conform neatly to any one musical genre. He is a recipient of numerous awards from the Junos to the National Jazz Awards to the Canada Council for the Arts and SOCAN.??Braid graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998. Since that time, he has produced several recordings, garnering four Juno nominations with five ensembles - The David Braid Sextet, Murley Braid Quartet, Brubeck Braid, Nimmons'n'Braid and Davidson/Murley/Braid Quintet (DMBQ). He has performed with all Brubeck Braid at the Yardbird Suite. Braid's most recent focus is on his solo piano compositions and will release his first solo piano recording in 2011.
"Braid's tone, touch, chord voicings and imagination make him one of the most interesting new pianists I've encountered in a long time."
-- Doug Ramsey, recipient of Jazz Journalists Association's Lifetime achievement Award
"A jazz genius to call our own." -- Maclean's Magazine
Upcoming Events for David Braid
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|· May · 24 Fri 8:00 pm|
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