Record Exec., Trumpet
Juno Award winner BRAD TURNER makes his feature debut as the voracious record executive. Turner's phenomenal talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer make him one of Canada's most in-demand and highly esteemed musicians. Brad has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Michael Moore, ReneƩ Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Seamus Blake, Charles McPherson, Ernie Watts and Michael Blake. Brad's groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Diana Krall and Tony Bennett. As a leader, Brad has released six albums; five as a trumpeter with his quartet, the most recent being the 2007 release Small Wonder. What Is, released in 2005, won Best Jazz Album, at the 2006 Western Canadian Music Awards. As a pianist with his trio, the 2004 release, Question the Answer was nominated for a 2005 Canadian Urban Music Award, and a 2006 Canadian Indie Music Award. In 1997 and 1998 Brad won Juno Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album recognizing his work in the internationally established electric jazz group Metalwood. Winner of National Jazz Awards for Jazz Trumpeter of the Year 1999 and 2008, Jazz Composer of the Year (2000 and 2002), Producer of the Year 2008 and 2009. Brad was awarded Musician of the Year for 2005, and was awarded, by the Canada Council, the 2006 Victor Lynch-Staunton Prize for excellence in musical achievement.