Braid has accomplished much for someone still in the early stages of a career. He has been evolving so quickly that he doesn't just need to be watched--he needs to be watched closely. - All About Jazz
Touted as one of Canada's most gifted young jazz pianists and composers, David Braid is a Juno Award winner, National Jazz Award recipient, and has performed extensively across Canada, Europe, Australia, Korea, Japan, China and other parts of Asia.
Braid graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998 and was nominated for the Canadian Governor General's Academic Medal. In 2001, the Canada Council for the Arts (JazzID program) selected and showcased Braid as one of five important young composers and jazz musicians in Canada....
- Zhen: David Braid Sextet Live Volume II by Budd Kopman
- Vivid: The David Braid Sextet Live by John Kelman
...he's already secure in the senior ranks of jazz pianists... Braid the player, writer, arranger and bandleader is clearly a force to be reckoned with. ~TORONTO STAR
If Mozart played jazz, he'd be David Braid ~HALIFAX CHRONICLE-HERALD
A Jazz Genius to Call Our Own ~MACLEANS MAGAZINE
No musician in Canada took such giant strides as David Braid did in his twenties, and this year, his 31st, might eclipse all that. ~JACK CHAMBERS, AUTHOR OF 'The Music and Times of Miles Davis'
Touted as one of the most gifted young pianists and composers in the country ~CBC
I have to stop thinking of Braid as 'Canada's-best-young, most-promising etc.' jazz piano player, and (because I've not heard all the others) among-the-top anywhere...