Brad McCarthy, hailing from the sunshine state of Queensland, studied at the Queensland Conservatorium and soon became a prominent and sought after fixture in the Brisbane jazz scene. In 2005 he relocated to Melbourne where he studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he attended an honours year. Brad was based in Melbourne for 9 years playing around the scene at such clubs as Uptown, Bennett’s Lane, Manchester Lane, Cape Lounge, and 303. In 2006 Brad was one of the few to receive a buzz grant where he recorded an E.P. of original music.
Come hear the raw expression of the Brad McCarthy Group as they move through their unique approach to classic standards and modern material.
Brad McCarthy – alto saxophone
Chris Poulsen -piano
Nick Quigley – bass
Reuben Bradley – drums