After spending several years on violin and piano, Brad discovered the trumpet in high school and hasn't looked back. Since then, he has gone on to study classical trumpet and composition at University of Toronto as well as jazz performance and arranging at Humber College. His teachers have included Jim Spragg, Brian O’Kane, John MacLeod, Brigham Philips, Steven Crowe, and Steve McDade. As a composer, Brad has written for many different types of ensembles in a variety of genres including choir, solo voice and piano, and various sized brass and jazz ensembles. His 8-piece brass band, BrassAckwards, plays only original arrangements from a wide variety of genres. Brad is a versatile performer, equally at home in a jazz combo, chamber ensemble, big band, or pit orchestra. Interestingly enough, Brad may be the only person to have played hockey and the national anthem at both Maple Leaf Gardens and the Air Canada Center. His varied career has allowed him the privilege of sharing the stage with such acclaimed artists as The Canadian Brass, Alistair Kay, Alain Trudel, Hilario Duran, Dave Douglas, and Randy Brecker. Brad currently runs the Private Lesson Program at St. Michael’s College School where he also keeps his own studio of trumpet students.