Cindy Bradley

Natural Natural

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Three years between releases is certainly not the norm but working through so personal issues in her life lair bare some raw emotions that became a canvas to paint songs of healing and rising above. Natural is that collection of those musical portraits and the CD title a great describer of what you get with Cindy, she is and her playing is. On this Cindy's fourth release coming on the heels of Bliss that score three #1 singles, Natural finds her in familiar and unfamiliar territory, working with a host on new producers, and pairing with touring partner Chris Standring on the lead single Category A as well as format favorite Nick Colionne and the hot up and coming duo The JT Project on fresh new tracks that will surely follow her pattern of #1 hits.

Bio

“A native of Buffalo, New York, Cindy loves telling the story of how she became a trumpet player by accident in fourth grade: “I started playing the piano when I was six, but we had to choose a different instrument to be part of the band program. I forgot to bring my permission slip to class, so the teacher just had me randomly circle an instrument that I wanted to play. I picked the trumpet, which turned out to be a life and career defining fluke.” By 12, she was performing professionally with “Sugar and Jazz,” a Buffalo area jazz band that consisted of promising musicians, ages 12-17, which emulated the big bands of the 1940s. Cindy played with many jazz groups during her formative years, but it was with this group that she fell in love with performance, jazz, and especially the trumpet.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Ithaca College, she went to the New England Conservatory to study for her master’s in jazz trumpet performance; at the conservatory, she studied with and was influenced by many jazz greats including John McNeil, Bob Brookmeyer, Jerry Bergonzi, George Russell and Steve Lacy. After earning her degrees, Cindy immediately headed to the New York City area and immersed herself in the vibrant jazz scene, discovering equal passions for straight ahead be-bop and contemporary jazz, as well as funk, Top 40, R&B and jazz fusion. The bands she was involved with played clubs as well as high profile events like the Emmy Awards and even the Super Bowl.   Cindy has also applied her skills and background in a way to inspire future generations. She has conducted hundreds of jazz workshops at high school and community colleges all over the country. “These workshops are a way of giving back to the community,” she says. “It’s inspiring just to see the influence a few encouraging words can have on young people who really want to develop their passion for music. It’s amazing to realize that a lot of the younger kids I teach have never seen anyone play a live wind instrument before their eyes!”

Cindy has impressed thousands of jazz loving adults as well over the years, touring with legendary urban jazz group Pieces of a Dream, performing in NYC with the Sly Geralds Band (bassist for Maceo Parker) and—since the release of Bloom—playing such renowned events as the Big Bear Lake Jazz Festival, Omaha’s Riverfront Jazz and Blues Festival, the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival in San Antonio and the North Carolina Wine and Jazz Festival.”

Tracklist

1 Girl Talk
2 Category A
3 Everyone But You
4 Vibralux
5 Imagine That
6 Clean Break
7 Natural
8 Bring It Back
9 She Bop
10 Crush
11 Coco’s Lullaby

For Fans Of

Jazz

Home Market

New York, New York - USA

Album Details

Artist

Cindy Bradley

Album Title

Natural

Street Date

03/31/2017

Order Due Date

03/03/2017

Discount

7% (ends 04/06/2017)

Genre

Jazz

Label

Trippin N' Rhythm Records

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD18

UPC

020286223474

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

TNR90

Album Details

Artist

Cindy Bradley

Album Title

Natural

Preorder Date

03/10/2017

Street Date

03/31/2017

Genre

Jazz

Label

Trippin N' Rhythm Records

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446337739