Multi-Juno Award winner and Steinway Piano Artist David Braid has performed concerts of his original music and improvisations across The United States, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Brazil and Canada.
Combining harmonies fundamental to European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid's fusion of art music engages audiences with a style that has been described as "refreshingly uncategorizable" (Paris Transatlantic), "brilliant" (Montreal Gazette), "wide-ranging, exploratory" (South China Morning Post), "une force poétique" (Le Soleil) and "hauntingly beautiful" (The Globe & Mail.)
A recipient of the Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada, Braid was also recognized as SOCAN Composer of the Year for his output of over 100 works including compositions for solo piano, jazz ensembles chamber groups, and symphony orchestras. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' "JazzID Award".
David Braid is an artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.
David Braid at SweetWater 2016
Hear his newly-commissioned work at the Festival.
Virtuosity Saturday, September 17, 2016
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, Ontario 8 p.m.