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Black Orchid Music
P.O. Box 17276
Boulder , Colorado 80308
United States

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Employment History


  • Berklee College of Music
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Jazz music, online music, free online music, jazz musicians, musicdownloads, 27 May 2014 [cached]
IJAMJAZZ Faculty Bios, 26 Sept 2007 [cached]
Brad Upton
Brad Upton is a composer and trumpet player whose music has been steadily garnering acclaim in the national jazz recording industry.Brad has composed the music for seven c.d.s that feature his quartet; four of which have been released and distributed nationally to strong reviews and top ten radio ratings.Jazztimes magazine critics poll selected his c.d. "Dragon" as one of the ten best for 2002.Brad's latest c.d. " Appaloosa" is due for release in early 2007.
Upton studied at Berklee College of Music and privately with Richie Beirach, Eddie Daniels, Carmine Caruso, Bob Summers, and Vince Penzarella.
Since moving to Colorado, in addition to his own quartet, Brad has performed with a variety of small and large jazz ensembles and various pop groups.He is active as a studio trumpet player for recording dates.
Brad Upton has been a music educator for over thirty years and enjoys working with young people.He specializes in helping all instrumentalists,particularly young brass players, learn how to minimize their efforts as they maximize ease of playing.In addition, his formidable piano skills enable Brad to provide students with a broad range of harmonic palettes that nourish the student's development and understanding of the jazz language.
Upton has been awarded two composition grants from The Boulder Arts Commission in Boulder, Colorado.These grants resulted in concerts in which his compositions were performed by renowned jazz musicians as well as his students.
Jazz music, online music, free online music, jazz musicians, musicdownloads, 3 Oct 2013 [cached]
BRAD UPTON - "SWEETNESS" ..., 27 Dec 2007 [cached]
DRAGON REVIEW - Higher Listening, 13 Mar 2006 [cached]
As a jazz trumpeter, Brad Upton has carved a new sound in Modern Jazz. Hints of fusion and classically influenced jazz are heard within the complex polyrhythms and detailed interactions the melodic lines and drum syncopations. One thing is for sure, it is hard to lose interest in this music.
Brad Upton is a songwriter and a storyteller. The title track,
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