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Occupation(s)  Musician, composer
Name  David Braid
Instruments  Piano
Role  Jazz Pianist

Years active  2001–present
Education  University of Toronto
Genres  Jazz
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Origin  Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Albums  Brubeck Braid: twotet/deuxtet
Awards  Juno Award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year
Similar People  Matt Brubeck, Pat LaBarbera, George Koller, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Brubeck

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David Braid (born 25 March 1975 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.


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Canadian composer and pianist, David Braid, is considered one of his country's true renaissance men when it comes to music.

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After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Toronto in 1998, Steinway Artist David Braid devoted himself to a career performing original music. He formed the "David Braid Sextet" the following year. His second album, Vivid: The David Braid Sextet Live won the Juno Award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2005. His albums Mnemosyne's March, Zhen: The David Braid Sextet Live, Brubeck Braid, Spirit Dance, and Flow have also been nominated for Juno Awards. In 2017, Braid won two Canadian Screen Awards, "Best Original Score" and "Best Original Song" for his work on the flm, Born to Be Blue.

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Although Braid developed a reputation as one of the country's most celebrated jazz players, he began moving in a different direction with a solo piano album of original compositions called, "Verge." Braid's 2011 solo "turning point" album, Verge, also won a Juno award for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year.

In 2014, Braid became a Special Associate Artist of Sinfonia UK Collective In summer 2015 he toured with the group in the UK and Canada as part of a project funded by Arts Council England / National Lottery and University of Hull. Braid's approach to work with Sinfonia UK Collective was the focus of a paper on democratic authorship that was presented at the Reflective Conservatoire Conference in February 2015 (Guildhall School of Music and Drama). In that paper, Dr Lee Tsang of University of Hull offered models of democratic authorship and used Braid's work as an example of one of a number of approaches that the Sinfonia UK Collective (formerly Hull Sinfonietta) has undertaken since 2004.

In addition to his collaboration with Sinfonia UK Collective, Braid moved further afield from his jazz roots with his 2016 release "FLOW: David Braid + Epoque String Quartet" on the Steinway & Sons record label. David Braid is also the recipient of the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Keyboard Artistry (2016)

As leader/co-leader

  • The David Braid Sextet (2001)
  • Vivid: The David Braid Sextet Live (2004)
  • Beginnings: Nimmons'n'Braid (2005) with Phil Nimmons
  • Mnemosyne's March (2006) with Mike Murley
  • Zhen: The David Braid Sextet Live, Vol. II (2006)
  • DMBQ Live (2007) with Mike Murley and Tara Davidson
  • Twotet/Deuxtet (2007) with Matt Brubeck
  • Spirit Dance (2010) with Canadian Brass
  • Verge (2011)
  • Suite St.John's Falling Through (2012)
  • Flow: David Braid + Epoque String Quartet (2016)
  • The North (2017)
  • As sideman

    With Mike Murley

  • Still Rollin (2010)
  • With Kelly Jefferson

  • Spark (2005)
  • Next Exit (2010)
  • With Mark McLean

  • Playground (2010)
  • Film scores

  • Dream Recording (2003)
  • Photographic Fate (2004)
  • China Gate (2011)
  • Born to Be Blue (2015)
  • References

    David Braid Wikipedia