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Dave Bradshaw Jr. – Flipside

The story behind Dave Bradshaw’s development as a contemporary urban jazz artist after years as a renowned, very versatile sideman in Southern California is as poignant as “Jumpstep” is uplifting. For 13 years, he was a member of the Al Williams Jazz Society, a popular, multi-faceted ensemble led by the popular jazz drummer and jazz promoter, known for their regular gigs at Spaghettini in Seal Beach and rousing annual performances at the Long Beach Jazz Festival. The keyboardist had the pleasure of opening for genre greats like Kenny G and Brian Culbertson; he was often inspired by their success and felt like he had the potential to become an artist and performer in his own right. But at some point, while continuing at the top of his game technically, he started feeling like he was losing his passion for music.

The passing of Bradshaw’s father in 2010 changed everything, making him realize like never before that time was quickly passing by and if he wanted to pursue deeper dreams, this was the time. Composing became a necessary catharsis, and he began putting all of his intense emotions over his dad’s loss into music. Excited by what he was writing, he invested in DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software and started making his own beats and tracks. He was encouraged by many of his musical cohorts to do a recording. He started off very DIY, printing his own CDs with graphics he created himself.

His first album was Set Me Free (2016), now followed by Flipside (2018), which is on sale at CDBaby.

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Dave Bradshaw Jr. – Set Me Free

Set Me FreeEvery summer needs that perfect contemporary jazz tune celebrating the joyful energy of being alive and basking in the sunshine. The summer of 2015 gets its anthem a few months early with the high spirited, instantly infectious “Jumpstep,” a track that marks the highly anticipated emergence of multi-talented Southern California based keyboardist and composer Dave Bradshaw, Jr. Aside from being the perfect, radio friendly showcase for his melodic, funky and playfully jazzy keys, the song marks the launch of an exciting musical partnership with saxophonist, composer and producer Darren Rahn, who co-wrote and produced “Jumpstep.”

Dave Bradshaw Jr.’s style is funky, jazzy, soulful, and emotional with a hint of Latin flavor. Set Me Free is smooth for a party, for a quiet dinner, or for the office. Get it now at CDBaby.

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