Brad Myers

Instrument: Guitar

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Location: Cincinnati
Born: December 25, 1975

Playing music since the age of 6, the remarkable composer/guitarist Brad Myers decided to pursue transcendence through jazz expression at the age of 13. A highly eclectic musician, Brad has continued to perform in a wide variety of contexts, but his primary commitment to jazz is vividly demonstrated by the 2015 release of his album Prime Numbers, the first album released on his own label, Colloquy Records, and a stunning showcase for his brilliant talents as both composer and guitarist. Prime Numbers earned worldwide praise from critics and jazz radio alike, including “4 Stars” from Downbeat Magazine and rotation on PRI's Jazz After Hours program.

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”Brad Myers can easily claim consanguinity from the ancestry of the jazz guitar aristocracy that goes back to Charlie Christian, as can Michael Sharfe trace his musical bloodline back to beyond Ray Brown to Oscar Pettiford. If this seems like hyperbole, a first listen to their recent duo and trio recording, Sanguinaria will put the argument well beyond even reasonable doubt. Both players show great respect for the tradition but their extrapolation of well-known music from major composers such as Dave Brubeck, Jim Hall, and Keith Jarrett goes well beyond the unexpected.” Raul DaGama - Jazzdagama.com

“Myers and Sharfe clearly know how to pick them, put them together, and play them.” Dan Bilawsky - JazzEd

****1/2 “Sanguinaria is a superb achievement, a verified double-flowering and worthy of a large audience.” Fritz Balwit - Audiophile Audition

“Tasty up market listening that throws Jim Hall into the future, this is low key set is loaded with fire that works throughout.” Chris Spector - The Midwest Record

“While Myers and Sharfe are both clearly technical geniuses, Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs) is a master class in how important feel and emotion are to Jazz.” Mike Breen - CityBeat

**** “Veteran guitarist Myers exhibits old-school soulfulness, a highly syncopated sense of comping and a relaxed sense of swing on his long-overdue debut as a leader.” Downbeat/Bill Milkowski

“Fine combo jazz high-lights this release from Myers

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Cincinnati, OH

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

Since 1995, I’ve been teaching private students of all skill levels on electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. I also offer to help those who struggle with Music Theory, Composition and Improvisation on any instrument as long as the basic fundamentals of that instrument have been covered and we can talk about these things on a “higher level” than a beginner might be comfortable with. I started with a few students at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Preparatory Department and had great success helping them move from beginner levels into intermediate/advanced knowledge of the instrument. From there I added a few students in the Jazz program at Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts and helped a few of the most dedicated students prepare for successful auditions for CCM’s Jazz Studies program and other notable music schools. I also spent time teaching at Elmer Monk’s Makin’ Music on the east side of Cincinnati where I handled students of all ages and skill levels before settling into a position at Moeller Music in West Chester, now owned and operated by Willis Music. I’ve had as many as 55 students on my schedule at a time when I was gigging less frequently, but these days I prefer a more balanced schedule of teaching and gigging and currently offer a couple of days at Moeller Music as well as lessons at your home or office for students in the Greater Cincinnati Area and via Skype for those that are interested but outside of the immediate vicinity. I am a patient and compassionate teacher who is goal oriented with my students. Although I do think that there are certain essential skills one must have on their instrument to be considered a “professional” musician, I do not believe that everybody should go through all of that when they take lessons with me. I’m interested in helping you meet your goals whether music is an inevitable career or a dream hobby that brings you joy and balance to your work filled life.

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