BRADFORD HAYES

Electronic Press Kit

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About Bradford

Saxophonist Bradford Hayes, a native of Dinwiddie County, Virginia has been a force on the jazz scene in the northeastern U.S. for many years now. He has performed at a number of clubs, colleges and concert halls that include Birdland (NYC), Tavern on the Green (NYC), and the Beacon Theater (NYC). Bradford has performed or recorded in different musical settings with Gerald Alston, Yusef Lateef, Ted Curson, Michael Cochrane, Joe Lee Wilson, Jimmy Heath, Al Grey, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid, Ray Bryant, Ben Riley, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Cecil Brooks III, Jerry Butler, and The Dells.

UPCOMING SHOWS

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Interview with Bradford
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IN THE PRESS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"The music always swings, it is never predictable and there is plenty of spirited solo space for the horns and pianist Cochrane."

—  Scott Yanow

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Alto Saxophonist Hayes brings a clean, confident tone and an infectious bounce to this set of snappy hard-bop tunes.."

—  Forest Dylan Bryant

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Hayes has a good deal of technical ability, but he knows how to tell a story; his solos have a true melodic flair."

—  Michael Steinman, Cadence Magazine

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"On the Jazz Life, Hayes never forgets to make the music accessible, full of connections a listener can relate to, whether the tune is a Wayne Shorter classic, a hardbop blues or a ballad milked for palpable, but never cloying, sentiment."

—  George Kanzler

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Hayes has an interesting sound that is distinctly his own. He plays melodically and his tone is full, but a shade lighter than many - something that gives him a refreshing flavor to the ear"

—  Brad Walseth, Jazzchicago.net