Following the release of his critically acclaimed album, Prime Numbers, which earned ★★★★ from Downbeat Magazine and Sanguinaria (Hopefulsongs) which garnered similar national and international praise, veteran guitarist, composer, and bandleader Brad Myers is bringing the rich musical tradition of Cincinnati, Ohio and the conversational interplay of Midwestern Jazz styles to listeners all over the world. His concerts highlight his original compositions as well as jazz classics and modern conversational group improvisations. Since its release in June of 2015 Prime Numbers, which features a lineup of guitar, vibraphone, tenor sax, acoustic bass, and drums, has been favorably reviewed in the US and internationally and has seen a lot of exposure through major jazz radio markets and syndicators like PRI’s Jazz After Hours program. Brad’s music, both solidly melodic and soulful, is complex enough for the discerning listener while being accessible for wider music loving audiences. He and his groups are available for Jazz concerts, festivals, and workshops and clinics worldwide and can vary in size from a duo to octet, but most commonly in quartet or quintet settings.
“★★★★… Veteran guitarist Myers exhibits old-school soulfulness, a highly syncopated sense of comping and a relaxed swing on his long overdue debut as a leader. This swinging session marries modernist ideas with a straight ahead sound.” — Bill Milkowski, Downbeat Magazine (Sept. ’15)
“Fine combo jazz high-lights this release from Myers. His soloing and comping are textbook examples of how to play with smarts and soul. ‘The Big Push’ is a good place to start for a helping of his ability to build a solo. Great intensity and empathy are on full display.” — John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine (Oct. ’15)
“Sure handed players that know the ropes, one can only hope this is the first of a series of aural get togethers by this crew because they are leaving us wanting more. Well done.” Midwest Record
”Brad has a clean-toned involved playing style that his compositions complement well.” Gapplegate Guitar and Bass
“Who told you American jazz only lives in New York and California? Listen to Cincinnati, Ohio’s Brad Myers debut CD “Prime Numbers” and drop the idea of Jazz being provincial or second rate in the land between these two (major centers). I believe this release provides a path to national fame for Brad.” Jazzquad.ru
“Clearly Prime Numbers falls into the realm of postmodern bop-jazz, yet it’s also very well recorded and very contemporary at times, proving the best musical styles never go out of style, especially guitar jazz.” MWE3.com
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