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 idioms has grown as he has transformed the paradigm of jazz and classical performance – performing both solo and with his long-standing trio (Larry Grenadier, bass and Jeff Ballard, drums). In addition to his trio and solo work, Mehldau’s collaborative spirit is embodied in his duos with Joshua Redman and Chris Thile, and a new electric group with John Scofield and prodigious drummer Mark Guiliana. Although inventive diversity remains his focus, the coming seasons will continue to showcase Mehldau’s solo piano output, on the heels of the critically acclaimed 10 Years Solo Live. In that realm, a new commission Three Pieces After Bach premiered at Carnegie Hall in October 2015.

Showcasing his diversity and undeniable voice, Mehldau has also had notable collaborations with Pat Metheny, Anne Sofie von Otter, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Renee Fleming, Britten Sinfonia, Kevin Hays, Jeremy Denk and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. With his rigorous intellect feeding an inspired range of expression and intensity, Mehldau leaves his worldwide audience eager for his next foray.