The Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus

The Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus

 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
BandJazz

The Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus is a euphonium-driven quintet with a book of all original, Detroit-influenced modern jazz music. We have played many of the top venues in Detroit, including the Detroit Institute of Art, The Music Hall Jazzcafe and Cliff Bell's Nightclub.

Biography

The Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus is a modern jazz quintet playing all original music with an evolving concept and featuring the euphonium as a front-line improvising instrument. Our influences range from Art Blakey to Wayne Shorter to Sam Rivers and we are steeped in the Detroit jazz tradition while taking it to the next level.

As a performer, composer and educator, Brad Felt strives to take the all-inclusive Detroit music tradition to the next level, while bringing the euphonium and tuba into the 21st century as front-line improvising instruments in the idiom of modern jazz. His Detroit musical connection has landed him in the bands of everyone from Roy Brooks to Martha Reeves. Mr. Felt is a veteran of multiple overseas tours including two stints with Howard Johnson’s Gravity. He has received two fellowships from The National Endowment For The Arts for composition/ performance and one from The Michigan Council For The Arts. Brad Felt’s latest group – The Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus can be heard at various venues and on their new CD, “First Call”, which has earned a prestigious position on Ed Love's (WDET FM) famous "Highly Recommended For 2009" list. In addition to teaching at his home studio, he has been an applied improvisation instructor at The University Of Toledo since 2003.

Discography

The Brad Felt NuQuartet Plus - "First Call" Launch Control 0475

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra - Brush Fire" WSG 61474

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra - Basement Vibes" w-0674

The Brad Felt Quartet - Exordium" D-flat001

Pamela Wise - "Songo Festividad" WCD210

Wendell Harrison - "Live In Concert" WCD190