Brad Muirhead

Crass Brutes Music

photo: Graham Ord / BM



The Brad Muirhead Quartet (aka BM4):  (the latest of numerous small-group configurations since 1996-ish) Brad's original modern jazz outlet currently featuring Brad - bass bone, Jared Burrows - guitar, Brent Gubbels - bass and Bernie Arai - drums. 

Demo material on SoundCloud:

Idverb: (2014) spoken word and music (improvised and composed) featuring Kedrick James - voice, Brad - bass bone, Lisa Miller - piano and Stefan Smulovitz - viola & laptop.

Demo material on SoundCloud:

Propulsion: (2013) hard-hitting, horn oriented jazz / funk fusion currently featuring Adrian Smith - trumpet, Chris Startup - alto & tenor sax, Brian Harding - trombone, Chad Makela - baritone sax, Brad Turner - keyboard, Brad M. - sousaphone, Dave robbins - drums.

Demo material on SoundCloud:


BACK-BURNER PROJECTS (alive but currently inactive)

Koan: (2006...) Chinese world-music jazz featuring Brad - bass bone, Jun Rong - erhu, Chenguang Ziao - suona & bamboo flute, Jared Burrows - guitar, Tommy Babin - bass, Pepe Danza - percussion.                                                                                                             


The East Van Jazz Orchestra (EVJO): (2007...) large ensemble original-music project co-led with Jared Burrows.



BRASS ROOTS: (Brad's first project as a leader) Funky street jazz, New Orleans based with a west coast Canadian edge. ROOTS was highly active through the 1990's, and has come out of retirement once for a CBC live radio show in 2010... so who knows?

Primal Orbit: started in the early 1990's with Brad on sousaphone, Tony Wilson on guitar and Stan taylor on drums, playing no-holds-barred freeform jazz. Orbit evolved into a written arrangement based septet with Brad eventually moving over to the trombone chair, and was active until 2004.