Brad Whiteley

Brad Whiteley is a New York City based pianist, organist, and keyboardist. His debut jazz album “Pathless Land” was recently released on Destiny Records to rave reviews including 4 stars and selection as an editor’s pick in Downbeat magazine. Brad has performed or recorded with numerous people in the pop and jazz worlds. He has been a member of Regina Spektor’s band for the past 4 years, which have included numerous television appearances (Letterman, Colbert, Leno, Fallon, etc.) and numerous world tours (Royal Albert Hall, The Greek Theater, Sydney Opera House, etc.). He has recently worked with David Byrne developing his new musical as synth programmer and conductor. Brad has performed or recorded with numerous artists including Kellylee Evans, Grace Kelly, Kenneth Salters, Michael Eaton, Cameron Mizell, Jon Crowley, Dave Liebman, Lionel Loueke, Myron Walden, Stacy Dillard, Tivon Pennicott, Stargroves, Erika Lloyd, Adam Minkoff, Stan Killian, Jeffrey Goldford, Rain Pryor, Jenna Nichols, and Hey Guy amongst others. He has performed in NYC clubs including Smalls, The 55 Bar, Iridium, Smoke, The Jazz Gallery, and Bargemusic. Originally hailing from Syracuse, NY, he received a Masters Degree and Performer’s Certificate from the Indiana University School of Music with further studies at the Mancini Institute, The Banff Centre, and the Aspen Music Festival. He has studied privately with Mike LeDonne, Fred Hersch, David Baker, and Mike Melvoin amongst others

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4 Stars “With his first album, Pathless Land, New York pianist-organist Brad Whiteley offers more than a smart record. He shows us how it’s done.” “Over Salters’ supportive beat and his own deep bass lines, Whiteley gets warm, funky, playful, and enthusiastic. Much like the way he planned out Pathless Land, “Bass Instincts” (Track 3) gives you everything you need, and not a drop more. Because no one needs that extra drop, it’s a waste” —Brad Farberman Downbeat Magazine July 2014 Issue

“He certainly succeeds in achieving that balance with his nine original compositions here, making Whiteley an exciting young artist to watch

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Presence

Presence

Destiny Records
2018

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Pathless Land

Pathless Land

Self Produced
2014

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