Hard Rubber Orchestra with Brad Turner



Hard Rubber New Music Society presents



Premiering new work by one of Canada’s jazz greats


Thursday, October 26, 2006, 8pm
Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables
Tickets: $16/12 through Ticketmaster (604 280 3311/www.ticketmaster.ca)


The 17-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra, formed by composer and trumpet player John Korsrud, comprises Vancouver’s finest jazz, classical and improvising musicians. The first concert of their 2006-2007 season will premiere a new 30-minute work by Brad Turner, considered to be one of Canada’s greatest jazz stars. A virtuoso trumpet player and pianist who has released CDs featuring him on both instruments, he is also an excellent drummer and a prolific and original composer.

Brad Turner’s phenomenal talents as a trumpeter, pianist, drummer and composer make him one of Canada’s most-in-demand musicians. Brad has performed and /or recorded with such artists as Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Michael Moore, Renee Rosnes, Achim Kaufmann and John Scofield. Brad’s groups have also opened for McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Terence Blanchard and Clarke Terry. As a solo artist and a member of Metalwood, Brad has sold over 8000 CDs in Canada and continues to maintain an international profile. Brad is a three-time Juno Award Winner, and four-time nominee. He has won The National Jazz Award’s “Composer of the Year” twice, as well as landing The National Jazz Award’s “Jazz Trumpeter of the Year” award. Brad was recently named “Musician of the Year” at the 2005 National Jazz Awards.

On Brad Turner:

One of those musicians who can make his presence felt within the sound of a few notesGlobe and Mail

One of Canada’s most vibrant Jazz playersVancouver Sun


The Hard Rubber Orchestra is a 17-piece all-star ensemble that features the finest of Vancouver’s jazz community. The Orchestra performs music that is influenced by jazz, pop, world, contemporary classical, and improvised music. Since its debut in 1990 the Hard Rubber Orchestra has toured to Europe and across Canada including concerts at the BIMhuis in Amsterdam and the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec.