Brad Bietry Jazz Group

Brad Bietry Jazz Group

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We are a Contemporary Jazz Group that plays original upbeat instrumental jazz with a wide variety ranging from smooth jazz, latin jazz, and straight-ahead.

Biography

Brad Bietry is a professional jazz pianist. He has been playing for 24 years. He was a former pianist in the USAF Academy Falconiers Jazz Ensemble. He moved to Colorado Springs in March 2003 after 6 long weeks of basic training in San Antonio, TX. He has performed with several well known artist like Joe Walsh, Ira Sullivan, Norm Leyden, The New York Voices, Giacomo Gates, Mike Vax, Carol Lawrence. He toured internationally with Black Gospel Artist Ron Kenoly as his musical director/keyboardist/arranger. Since he’s been in Colorado, Brad has performed with John Wise, Delta 88’s, Lila Mori, The Jukes, and Brenda Miles. The Brad Bietry Jazz Group is currently performing jazz, blues, and originals Fridays at Neptunes Café and Saturday nights at Antlers Hilton. Before he joined the USAF, he lived in Orlando, FL performing at Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. He has also worked for Norwegian, Princess, and Carnival Cruise Lines as a jazz pianist. Brad is a 1997 graduate of Berklee College Of Music in Boston. He received the 1997 Berklee Jazz Pianist Award.

The Brad Bietry Jazz group consists of four talented musicians in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They are Geoff Torres (Tenor and Soprano Saxophone), J.R. Erb (Bass), Stefan Flores (Drums), and Brad Bietry (Piano). Brad Bietry started the group in January 2005 after getting a steady Friday night jazz gig at The Coffee Warehouse in downtown Colorado Springs. Brad and Geoff are both members of the USAF Academy Band playing in the Falconiers Jazz Ensemble. JR Erb is a veteran of the Air Force Band career field. JR is currently assigned to the Air Force Academy as a Military Training Instructor. Stefan Flores is one of the areas most sought after drummers. He's been playing professionally for many years in many different groups of all genres of music.

Discography

The Quest (2006)
Skylark (2005)

You can listen to samples from our two CDs at http://cdbaby.com/cd/bradbietryjazz2

Set List

We play a variety of jazz ranging from Contemporary Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Straight-Ahead.

Here is a sample set list.
1. Secret Love (Straight Ahead)
2. Asphalt Grooving - from the movie “Sideways” (Straight Ahead)
3. Intention Power (Brazillian Jazz)
4. The Days Of Wine And Roses (Straight Ahead)
5. Summertime (Smooth Jazz)
6. My One And Only Love (Standard Ballad)
7. Stella Goes To Heaven (Bop)
8. Blues not (Straight Ahead)
9. Sex And The City (Latin Jazz)