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RealTracks Artist Bio: Brad Turner

Brad Turner's talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer, and composer make him one of Canada's most in-demand musicians.

Winner of National Jazz Awards for Jazz Trumpeter of the Year (1999) and Jazz Composer of the Year (2000 and 2002), Brad was awarded Musician of the Year for 2005.

As a sideman, Brad Turner has performed with a number of innovative and creative ensembles based in the Vancouver area, compiling a large discography in the process. Brad has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Moore, ReneƩ Rosnes, Achim Kaufmann, John Scofield, Ingrid Jensen, Dylan van der Schyff, Mike Murley, Mark Helias, Charles McPherson and Gary Bartz. Brad's groups have opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, Clarke Terry, and Diana Krall.

As a leader, Brad has released five albums, four with his quartet, the most recent being the 2005 release "What Is," and one with his piano trio, the 2004 release, "Question the Answer," 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.

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