Hailed in the Canadian press as "A jazz genius to call our own" (Maclean's Magazine), two-time Juno Award winning pianist 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 music engages audiences with a lyrical style that has been described as "refreshingly uncategorizable" (Paris Transatlantic), "wide-ranging, exploratory" (South China Morning Post), "une force poétique" (Le Soleil) and "hauntingly beautiful" (The Globe & Mail.)
Recent coverage of Braid's solo piano work was profiled on The BBC with Sally Fairfax, ABC with Andrew Ford, CCTV (China Central Television), and at home on Q with Jian Ghomeshi.
In 2009, Braid was the recipient of SOCAN Composer of the Year, recognizing his output of over one hundred 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."
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