B.Mus., B.Mus., M.Mus. (Hons)

Instructor, Jazz Studies
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts
School of Performing Arts - Jazz Studies

604.986.1911 ext. 2330
Fir Building, room FR201h
bturner@capilanou.ca

Education

M.Mus. (Honours), Jazz Studies, University of North Texas, 1992.

B.Mus., Trumpet Performance, Western Washington University, 1989.

B.Mus., Jazz Studies, Western Washington University, 1989.

Bio

Brad Turner (M.Mus., University of North Texas, 1992) is a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer who is one of Canada's most in-demand and highly esteemed jazz musicians.

After receiving his Master's degree in Jazz Performance from the University of North Texas in 1992, Turner returned to Vancouver, and was hired as an instructor of trumpet at Capilano University (then Capilano College).

He has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Michael Moore, Reneé Rosnes, Harold Mabern, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Peggy Lee, Dave Douglas, Mike Murley, Seamus Blake, Kenny Werner, Mino Cinelu, Roy McCurdy, Russell Malone and Ernie Watts. Turner's groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Diana Krall, Ahmad Jamal and Tony Bennett.

As a leader, Turner has released ten albums, eight as a trumpeter with the Brad Turner Quartet, and two as a pianist with his trio. As a founding member of the multiple juno award winning group Metalwood, he has released six albums.

The busy performing and composing schedule I have maintained throughout my teaching career at Capilano University is what informs my pedagogical approach.

Jazz performance is an aural tradition, and the ability as an instructor to demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary for personal development as a student of the art form is critical, in my view, and I take that aspect of my work at Capilano University very seriously.

Winner, Best Jazz Album, JUNO Awards, 2017.

Mayor's Arts Award, City of Vancouver, 2014.

Nominee, Best Jazz Album, JUNO Awards, 2015.

"Producer of the Year", National Jazz Award, 2009.

"Trumpeter of the Year", National Jazz Award, 2008.

Excellence in Music, Victor Lynch-Staunton Prize, 2006.

"Musician of the Year", National Jazz Award, 2005.

"Composer of the Year", National Jazz Award, 2002.

"Composer of the Year", National Jazz Award, 2000.

Nominee, Best Jazz Album, JUNO Awards, 1999.

Winner, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, JUNO Awards, 1998.

Winner, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, JUNO Awards, 1997.