Brad Mason

Co-leader of the Mason Brothers Quintet
Trumpeter w/ Blood, Sweat & Tears 2015 - Present
Trumpeter w/ Diana Ross 2013 - Present
Professor at Northwestern University 2011 - Present
Trumpeter w/ The Rhythm Shop 2010 - Present
Trumpeter w/ Jessica Simpson 2010
Trumpeter w/ John Mayer 2007 - 2009
Trumpeter w/ The BombSquad 1998 - 2005

Brad Mason (trumpet) was born in England. When only 5 years old, he began trumpet lessons with his father, Barry. At 9, he began piano lessons and played both instruments at school and outside recitals. By 14, he was performing three to four times a week in dance halls, theaters, clubs, and pubs. Though his repertoire included a variety of musical styles, the young musician was drawn early to jazz and improvisation. At age 17, Brad won the national Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Soloist Award and was a featured performer at John Dankworth’s Wavendon Jazz School.
​ Later that year, Brad moved to the United States to study, on a full tuition scholarship, at the Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts where he met and studied with Hal Crook and Phil Wilson, among others. He won his second Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Soloist Under 25 Award in 1993, the same year his younger brother, Elliot, won the Under 21 category. Brad represented Berklee at performances throughout the United States, and in 1995 he traveled to Israel to perform at Dave Liebman’s annual I.A.S.J

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Primary Instrument

Trumpet

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Northwestern University, Chicago.
Private Trumpet Lessons (NYC or Skype)

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