BRANDON, MB — One of Canada’s most gifted pianists and composers, David Braid is among a new generation of Canadian artists making his mark on international stages. Combining harmonic intricacies fundamental to his training in European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s original music engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice that does not conform neatly to any one musical genre. He is a recipient of numerous awards from the Junos to the National Jazz Awards to the Canada Council for the Arts and SOCAN.
Braid graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998. Since that time, he has produced several recordings, garnering four Juno nominations with five ensembles. Three of these ensembles have performed in Brandon University’s Lorne Watson Recital Hall: The David Braid Sextet, Murley/ Braid Quartet, and Nimmons’n’Braid. The School of Music is delighted to have David return to the Lorne Watson Recital Hall as part of his current Western Canadian tour, which focuses on his solo piano compositions. David will be releasing his first solo piano recording later this year.
The recital will be held in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall, Queen Elizabeth II Building (School of Music), at 8 p.m., on Thursday, February 17. Admission is $10 at the door. This unique musical experience is open to the public.
For further details, contact:
Joanne F. Villeneuve