Bradford Newquist & The William Underwood Quartet
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Dec
13
Bradford Newquist & The William Underwood Quartet @ Elmcrest Banquets

Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA

Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA

Oct
15
Bradford Newquist & The William Underwood Quartet @ Cite

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Oct
04
Bradford Newquist & The William Underwood Quartet @ Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Music

Press


"I think everyone who saw your performance agrees that you put on a fabulous show. Your voice is a marvelous instrument, and you even surpassed my desire and expectation that you pull the attendees into your presentation, really making it a personal experience." - John Kvedaras


"You brought glamour and polish to the dinner program. You garnered raves from Maxim's patrons and have helped to expand its market for sophisticated entertainment." - Pat Matsumoto, Assistant Commissioner


"Your performance was terrific. Your style is sensitive, musical and entertaining." - Allan Ross, University of Oklahoma, Director of Music


"Thank you so much for your group's amazing performance on New Year's Eve! You really added the extra spark we were looking for. Our staff and guests were absolutely delighted by the music. One guest was overheard saying: "the view is beautiful, the food is great, and the music is perfect.!" - Ben Smock, Geneal Manager


"We are glad we are able to include you in our roster of dependable and professional musicians. Your care, quality, attention to detail, punctuality, and organizational skills help to ensure that our company is providing the best entertainment available." - Jim Hahn


"Bradford's delivery, voice and manner would make Cole Porter proud and Bing Crosby jealous!" - Webbs Norman


"Thanks for the wonderful show. I continue to get rave comments such as; That's the kind of show that sells tickets!; Wonderful voice~did you listen to those high notes~beautiful! and We must bring him back." - Dick Shermer, Chairman


"I was thrilled to witness your rapport with your audience...it was a treat for us to provide such a dynamic, high caliber show." - Rodney Woodworth, General Manager/Producer


"It was a pleasure working with you. We look forward to working with you again and again!" - Susan Cordogan


"You were over the top, amazing, incredible, made the night better than we could ever have hoped or imagined." - Carla Janess


Discography

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

HOME

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Bio

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.