Bradford Newquist & The William Underwood Quartet

Bradford Newquist & The William Underwood Quartet

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With 2 decades of rave reviews across the country and around the world, Bradford now combines his vocal talent with the William Underwood Quartet. For your next event, add a splash of sophistication with a musical sound that is reminiscent of a 1940s hot spot but with a new millennium flair!

Biography

Chicago favorite BRADFORD NEWQUIST has won a legion of fans performing his own arrangements of big band standards, jazz, pop and Broadway. The demand for his winning combination of charming stage manner and smooth voice has taken him around the world as a headliner on eight cruise ship tours, including the SS Rotterdam Silver Anniversary World Cruise and to a solo concert in Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

Here in the United States, he has won the acclaim of audiences at numerous venues including the Sunshine Dinner Playhouse, White Pines Inn Dinner Theatre, Herrin Civic Center, Rockford Park District's Music in the Park program, SummerWind in Norman, Oklahoma, attracting an audience of 5,000 and the Arlington Heights International Showcase Series.

In Chicago, Bradford has performed in concert at Chicago Symphony Center's glamorous Grainger Ballroom, Toulouse on the Park, Maxim’s, the Moulin Rouge, the White Hall, for many Chicago area Public Libraries and the Chicago Office of Tourism. Bradford was also lead male vocalist with the Chicago’s well-known Stanley Paul Orchestra for 13 years.

Bradford has released 2 self-produced recordings, IT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME...a collection of Cole Porter and HOME. His exciting collection of Cole Porter has been featured on the Rick Kogan and Jan Coleman Shows, WGN Radio.

WILLIAM UNDERWOOD is an award winning composer, arranger, music director, and pianist. He has composed music for eight original musicals and numerous theatrical productions, and has music directed for companies throughout the country. As an arranger, he has worked for Chicago Shakespeare Company, E&N Productions, and spearheaded the vocal jazz quartet, Hearsay. As a pianist, he has had the privilege of playing for Diahann Carroll, Bobby Vinton, Lilliane Montivecchi, Tiny Tim and Aretha Franklin.

Discography

IT'S ALL RIGHT WITH ME . . . a collection of Cole Porter

HOME

Set List

Sets are approximately 45 minutes to an hour in length, however, this depends on the venue, event and client's requirements.

Repertoire consists of 30s & 40s jazz and pop standards mixing in a few 50s, 60s, and broadway classics.

Several themed concert/shows are also available including An Evening Of Cole Porter and Bradford On Broadway. Please visit Bradford's website for additional information.

Partial Song List:

A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Ain't Misbehavin'
All Of Me
All The Way
All The Things You Are
Almost Like Being In Love
Always
At Last
Bewitched
Beyond The Sea
Blue Moon
But Not For Me
Can't Help Falling In Love
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Cheek To Cheek
Chicago
Come Fly With Me
Come Rain or Come Shine
Como Fue
Copacabana
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Dream
Easy To Love
Edelweiss
Embraceable You
Ev'rything Old Is New Again
Fascination
Fever
Fly Me To The Moon
Hit Me With A H