Douglas Bradford

About: Douglas Bradford

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  • Role : Guitar
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  • Specialist in : Guitar and Saturday Music Project Faculty (music history, composition, and music theory)

Instrument you teach: Guitar


New York University, Master of Arts in Jazz Performance

University of New Orleans, Bachelor of Arts

Where are you from? New Orleans, LA

Favorite age group to teach: All ages

Favorite style of music to teach: Jazz, classical, and rock

Favorite song: So many! Right now, Lilia (Milton Nascimento)

Favorite piece of music: Nuages (Claude Debussy)

Favorite color: Roygbiv

What’s your favorite musical memory? Hearing the surbahar for the first time.

What do you like best about teaching music? I enjoy seeing individuals grow and and find expression through music.

Who is your favorite composer or musician? Béla Bartók

What is the first piece of music you ever learned? Axel F

How many hours a day do you practice? As many as I can! Four hours is usually a good amount of time.

Accomplishments: Douglas Bradford has performed at various NYC venues including The Stone, Cornelia Street Cafe, Iridium, Korzo, ABC No Rio, Rose Live Music, Symphony Space, Jazz Gallery, and many others. Recordings include: his CD debut as a leader on “Atlas Obscura” on Fresh Sound New Talent Records, Scott Tixier’s “String Theor” on Sunnyside Records, Peter Schwebs’ “In-between Seasons and Places,” and “Stories from Sugar Hill” featuring Ari Hoenig and George Garzone for Laika Records, The Charles Brewer Trio “Contours” and “Equilibrio,” Teo Macero’s The Inner World Jazz Orchestra featuring Dave Liebman, Alex Sipiagin, Larry Coryell, and Lee Konitz, and Micah Herman’s KCNO Jazz Cooperative “the Heart and the Crescent.” Douglas has performed at international festivals and venues such as Sant’Elpidio Jazz Festival (Fermo, Italy), Grand Tour Jazz Festival (Terni, Italy), Villa La Pietra (Florence, Italy), A-Train (Berlin, Germany), and Jazz Club Hannover (Germany), and has additionally toured the U.S. and Central America.