New York based guitarist and composer Douglas Bradford was born in New Orleans, and currently resides in Brooklyn. His debut CD ‘:atlas obscura’ is slated to be released on Fresh Sound New Talent Records in 2012. He began playing guitar in high school and was educated at the world famous New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts by Clyde Kerr Jr. He received a scholarship to attend the University of New Orleans where he studied with seven-string masters Hank Mackie and Steve Masakowski. In the “Big Easy,” he performed at venues from the Funky Butt to Snug Harbor with local artists including Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, Mike Lemler, The Hot Club of New Orleans, Ricky Sebastian, The Charles Brewer Trio, Bill Huntington, Adonis Rose, and Micah Herman’s KCNO Jazz Cooperative...
On :atlas obscura – “Quite a tight, powerful quartet! …This is a most impressive debut from some younger musicians on the ever-emerging New York scene.” – Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery
“:Atlas Obscura is a refreshing debut, highlighting Bradford’s skills as both a guitarist and a strong leader while never losing sight of great group dynamic.” – Elliott Simon, NYC Jazz Record.