Brad Turner – trumpet
Trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer Brad Turner is one of Canada’s most in-demand
and highly esteemed jazz musicians. Brad has performed and/or recorded with
such artists as Joe Lovano, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, John Scofield, Michael Moore,
Reneé Rosnes, Jimmy Greene, Ingrid Jensen, Peggy Lee, Dave Douglas, Mike Murley,
Seamus Blake, Kenny Werner, Mino Cinelu, Russell Malone, Charles McPherson, Phil
Dwyer, Roy McCurdy, Harold Mabern and Ernie Watts. Brad’s groups have opened for
McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clark Terry, Diana Krall, Ahmad Jamal and
As a leader, Brad has released nine albums, seven as a trumpeter with the Brad Turner
Quartet, and two as a pianist with his trio. Three of those releases have been nominated
for Juno awards.
In 1997 and 1998 Brad won Juno Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz Album, and
again in 2017 for Best Jazz Album recognizing his work in the internationally acclaimed
electric jazz group Metalwood.
Winner of National Jazz Awards for Jazz Composer of the Year (2000 and 2002), Brad
was awarded Musician of the Year for 2005, and was a recipient of 2006 Victor Lynch-
Staunton Prize for excellence in musical achievement.
In 2008 and again in 2009, Brad took home National Jazz Awards for Trumpeter of the
Year and Producer of the year, and was the recipient of the 2014 Vancouver
Mayor’s Art Award for music.
Brad has been a member of the jazz studies faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC, since 1992.