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Brad Fritcher

 

 

"Fritcher has consistently demonstrated an uncompromising passion and commitment to find and develop his own voice. His insatiable intellectual curiosity and tenacity to investigate and amalgamate musical concepts is a testimonial to his commitment to make an original statement as an artist.” - Charles Iwanusa

 

Chris Lawrence

Music Instructor/Recording Artist

"Brad has demonstrated a remarkable dedication and work ethic towards the art of improvisation. He is constantly working to develop his skills as a trumpet player, composer, improviser and artist. Brad is a complete student of music and the trumpet, and is equally dedicated to studying the history and tradition of jazz as he is to developing his own unique concept. I truly believe that if he stays on the path that he is on, Brad Fritcher will be in the upper echelon of players in his generation."


John Sinkevics

Curator, Editor and Publisher of LocalSpins.com

"Grand Rapid's jazz scene is more vibrant than some believe, boasting a bevy of veteran, talented musicians. But Brad Fritcher really stands out as a young, boundary-pushing player who churns out tasty contemporary jazz, which still pays homage to some traditional jazz greats. I've rarely seen a guy this young who's jelled so fast and made the kind of impact he's had in such a short time, period.

Brad Fritcher's MOODS has established itself as one of Grand Rapids' most dynamic, most impressive improvisational jazz groups, unfurling unique, unparalleled sets in every performance, led by trumpeter Brad Fritcher."


Charles Iwanusa

Coordinator/Honors Professor, Music Department, CS Mott Community College - Retired Past President, International Association for Jazz Education North American Representative, Accademia Europea Di Firenze

Brian Oberlin


(Grasshoppah, Journeymen, BassMandolin, Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, River of the West Mandolin Camp, The Ger Mandolin Orchestra)

"Fritcher has consistently demonstrated an uncompromising passion and commitment to find and develop his own voice. His insatiable intellectual curiosity and tenacity to investigate and amalgamate musical concepts is a testimonial to his commitment to make an original statement as an artist.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Imagine a collaboration with Grover Washington Jr., Lee Morgan, and Danger Mouse; funky beats, slick chord changes, and melodic lines built on heavy jazz chops. In the sought after genre, Brad Fritcher is original and inventive above all else.”