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
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.
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.
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