Fri, Mar 31 , 2017, 8:00pm
Cindy Bradley & Alex Bugnon
Back in 2007, as if from nowhere trumpeter Cindy Bradley burst onto the contemporary jazz scene with her independently released debut CD ‘Just A Little Bit’. The recognition this fine eight track collection brought led a record deal with Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm that initially garnered the critically acclaimed ‘Bloom’ and then followed up with the equally good ‘Unscripted’. Both were built around the basic constructs of Bradley’s velvety tones. Now Cindy takes to The American Theatre stage to share her past hits as well as her latest Trippin ‘n’ Rhythm project, ‘Bliss’.
Alex Bugnon, nephew of the late legendary jazz fusion trumpeter Donald Byrd, grew up going to the Montreux Jazz Festival in his hometown in Switzerland. He attended the Paris Conservatory of Music for two years, then moved to the U.S. and went to the Berklee School of Music, meanwhile performing as an accompanist to gospel groups. For the last two decades, contemporary jazz keyboardist Alex Bugnon has been a romantic yet energetic force on the contemporary jazz scene - an ambassador from the last days of the Quiet Storm in possession of chameleonic skills befitting him as a straight ahead jazz piano leader and soul as a sideman.