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“Braid has accomplished much for someone still in the early stages of a career. He has been evolving so quickly that he doesn't just need to be watched--he needs to be watched closely.” - All About Jazz

Touted as one of Canada's most gifted young jazz pianists and composers, David Braid is a Juno Award winner, National Jazz Award recipient, and has performed extensively across Canada, Europe, Australia, Korea, Japan, China and other parts of Asia.

Braid graduated from the University of Toronto in 1998 and was nominated for the Canadian Governor General's Academic Medal. In 2001, the Canada Council for the Arts (JazzID program) selected and showcased Braid as one of five important young composers and jazz musicians in Canada.

Braid made a relatively late entry into music and an even later foray into jazz. After several years of dedicated study, he quickly earned respect from music critics for the quality of his contributions as a composer and performer to a wide range of projects including The David Braid Sextet, Nimmons'n'Braid, Brubeck Braid and Davidson/Murley/Braid Quintet (DMBQ). He is also a regular member of 12 other jazz ensembles including John MacLeod's Rex Hotel Orchestra, Mike Murley Septet, Metalwood, William Carn Quintet, Kelly Jefferson Quartet, Artie Roth Quintet, William Sperandei ensemble, and Nehring, Koller & Braid.

“...he's already secure in the senior ranks of jazz pianists... Braid the player, writer, arranger and bandleader is clearly a force to be reckoned with.” - The Toronto Star

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“a combination of intelligence and abandon; music making of the highest calibre” ~ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“...he's already secure in the senior ranks of jazz pianists... Braid the player, writer, arranger and bandleader is clearly a force to be reckoned with.” ~TORONTO STAR

“If Mozart played jazz, he'd be David Braid” ~HALIFAX CHRONICLE-HERALD

“A Jazz Genius to Call Our Own” ~MACLEANS MAGAZINE

“No musician in Canada took such giant strides as David Braid did in his twenties, and this year, his 31st, might eclipse all that.” ~JACK CHAMBERS, AUTHOR OF 'The Music and Times of Miles Davis'

“Touted as one of the most gifted young pianists and composers in the country” ~CBC

“I have to stop thinking of Braid as 'Canada's-best-young, most-promising etc.' jazz piano player, and (because I've not heard all the others) among-the-top anywhere

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Bai Tian's Day

Bai Tian's Day

David Braid
Verge: David Braid Solo

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