Brad Mehldau


Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. His unquestionable leadership across domains has grown quietly as he has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance. For the foreseeable future, Brad will be performing solo and with his long-standing trio collective (Larry Grenadier, bass and Jeff Ballard, drums). Brad’s special projects will include duets with Joshua Redman and Christian McBride, a quartet project with John Scofield, and his ongoing collaboration with prodigious drummer Mark Guiliana in Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. Although inventive diversity remains his focus, the near future will reveal more of Mehldau’s solo piano output, composed with his penchant for a more classical-crossover sourced dialect. In that realm, a new commission Three Pieces After Bach will premiere at Carnegie Hall in October 2015.
In recent years Mehldau has expanded his international exposure in genre-crossing commissions and notable collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, Kevin Hays, Jeremy Denk, Chris Thile, and Joshua Redman. With his rigorous intellect feeding an inspired range of expression and intensity, Mehldau leaves his worldwide audience eager for his next foray.

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