Brad Linde's Team Players and Student Ensembles
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About the Event
Merrimans' Jazz Performance Series and Student Jazz Performance Series presents Team Players as well as special student guest performers. They will have a short set of Brad's high school student improvisational ensembles.
Brad Linde - saxophones, clarinets, melodica, organ, piano; Billy Wolfe - tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, oboe; Aaron Quinn - electric guitar and effects; Deric Dickens - drums and percussion.
"Linde's performances are ambitious as hell." - Michael J. West, Washington City Paper
"Brad Linde plays with a drive, respect for the tradition, and energy far beyond his years." - Jon Metzger, composer/vibist
"Linde plays with the fire of today through the reflexive eyeglasses of the masters. With a deep, rich and full-bodied tone, he quests for harmonic truth through melodic convergence." - Dr. Thomas R. Erdmann, Saxophone Journal
Brad Linde is a saxophonist, bandleader, and presenter in the Washington DC metro area. He is the Director of Jazz and Creative Instrumental Music at Georgetown Day School and is on faculty at Levine Music. As an improviser, he currently works in the duo ditch panther with pianist Erika Dohi and with cellist Janel Leppin and guitarist Anthony Pirog in Third Wheel. He composes for his group Underwater Ghost featuring Pirog, Dohi, bassist Nathan Kawaller and drummer Allison Miller, and the quartet collective Team Players (w/ Billy Wolfe, Aaron Quinn and Deric Dickens). In 2010, he founded and began co-directing the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra - a 17-piece big band that held residence at the historic club, and he is the director of the 10-piece chamber group the Brad Linde Ensemble (BLE) and the 14-piece BIG OL'.
He has worked with some of the greats in jazz and improvised music including Freddie Redd, Butch Warren, Teddy Charles, Ted Brown, Wadada Leo Smith, Ran Blake, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, and his mentor Lee Konitz. He attended the 2013 Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music and has held residencies at Bohemian Caverns, An Die Musik Live, and the Atlas Performing Arts Center.