Brad Buethe


Brad has been active in both he New York and San Francisco jazz scenes. While living in NY he toured with organist Jack McDuff and was a member of Jaki Byard's Apollo Stompers. His own band featured Joe Lovano on sax and Mike Clark on drums, and released a CD of his original compositions on Owl/Timeline Records entitled Side Step. Currently living in San Francisco, Brad works the local club and festival circuit as well as touring Europe.

As an educator he takes part in the San Francisco public school's Adventures in Music Program, sponsored by the San Francisco Symphony, and is a faculty member of the Young Musicians Program at the University of California at Berkeley.

Here are Brad's thoughts on teaching jazz:

Learning the appropriate music theory and technique that is essential to play jazz music is, of course, important. But it is just as important to learn the proper mind set and attitude that enables one to improvise and play in a jazz ensemble successfully.

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