BRAD REID

A versatile, pleasant to work with musician, composer, arranger, educator, coffee lover, and generally good fella!

Located within a saxophone's throw of the harbour in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Multi-style Musician
BIO
Brad is a SAXOPHONIST based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who very early on developed skills on the clarinet and flute, as, according to one of his teachers, "any self-respecting saxophone player should!" Along with studying jazz saxophone with Don Palmer, and later with Greg Carter at St. Francis Xavier University, early experiences playing in pit bands introduced the thrill and challenge of playing multiple instruments, and different musical styles. Brad now is often found juggling horns in the pit orchestra for professional musical theatre productions at Halifax's Neptune Theatre, or the Charlottetown Confederation Centre for the Arts.

After meeting some local classical saxophonists,  Brad formed the Brogue Saxophone Quartet as an outlet to develop this aspect of saxophone playing, and more. Check them out on the web at www.broguequartet.ca.

Brad has been teaching privately since 2003, plays for events such as weddings and receptions, and is sometimes hired to help out with school musicals.



As a FIDDLER, Brad is a product of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia's unique Celtic music tradition. His relationship with the fiddle began at the side of a humble man. Brad's grandparents (Lefort and MacDonald) played the fiddle and piano at many family gatherings over the years, and when his grandfather brought him to a concert of the Cape Breton Fiddler's Association, it would spark the interest in playing the instrument. 

Brad now performs the lively Cape Breton Scottish music, as well as other fiddle styles, and records with other artists when called upon. He also teaches private lessons in fiddle and accompaniment on piano and guitar, and performs for weddings, ceilidhs and receptions. 

Check out his two fiddle based performing groups: Jigs Start Here, and the Baroque N' Fiddle String Quartet.

Arts Nova Scotia
August 26-28, 2016, Brad traveled to Morinville, AB to participate in the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition weekend. His participation in this fiddle packed weekend of performing and learning from all the others participants was made possible through the support of Arts NS

Update! Brad also participated in the 2017 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling event, held in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC.