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Brandi Disterheft

When asked about her premiere disc, “DEBUT” winning the 2008 JUNO for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year, Brandi had this to say:

“It was a real thrill! When my name was called at first I didn't even go to accept it because I couldn't believe that they had called my name. In my acceptance speech I said,   'Did you know that jazz in Canada is THRIVING?' Because I really believe it is. Even around us younger folks, there's just so much passion here.”  

Still in her twenties, Brandi Disterheft indeed is at the moment the hottest bassist in Canadian jazz and has been taking the jazz world by storm since even before the release of her first CD.  Brandi has already toured Japan and China; opened for Diana Krall, and Pharoah Sanders; performed at Jazz Festivals in Vienna and Chicago, and she’s even played Carnegie Hall.  It is not only her swinging bass playing that is making people sit up and take notice, but also her innovative writing style using lively grooves with influences from Mingus to Bjork.

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Albums

Gratitude
Gratitude
Justin Time Records
2012
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Second Side
Second Side
Justin Time Records
2009
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Brandi Disterheft: Debut
Brandi Disterheft:...
Superfran Records
2008
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Debut
Debut
Superfran Records
2007
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