‘Braid’s tone, touch, chord voicings and imagination make him one of the most interesting new pianists I’ve encountered in a long time.’ – Doug Ramsey, recipient of Jazz Journalists Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award
Hailed in the Canadian press as ‘a jazz genius to call our own’ (Maclean’s Magazine), multi-Juno-Award-winning pianist David Braid has performed concerts of his original music and improvisations across Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Brazil, The United States, and Canada. Combining principals fundamental to European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s fusion of art music engages audiences with a style described as ‘refreshingly uncategorizable’ (Paris Transatlantic), ‘brilliant’ (Montreal Gazette), ‘wide-ranging, exploratory’ (South China Morning Post), ‘une force poétique’ (Le Soleil) and ‘hauntingly beautiful’ (The Globe & Mail).
Recently, Braid’s arrangements and compositions were an integral part of the Chet Baker-inspired film, “Born to Be Blue” (IFC Films) starring Ethan Hawke; his jazz score received praise for its “contemporary patina without sacrificing period authenticity" (The Times, UK)
Braid has released ten recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' "JazzID Award".
David Braid is a Steinway Artist, Artist-in-Residence at the University of Toronto, and a Special Associate Artist of Sinfonia UK Collective.