February 3, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Sunday
Program Fee: $25
Program Fee Member: $21.25
Award-winning bassist, singer, composer, Brandi Disterheft has been under the apprenticeship of Miles Davis’ bassist, Ron Carter, since she relocated to NYC from Vancouver. It’s not only her fiery bass playing that make audiences stand-up and holler, but also her innovative live shows as she sings in both English and French showcasing her ambient and dreamy voice. Winning a JUNO for her “Debut” album, Brandi had the honor of recording and performing with Hank Jones, Anita O’Day, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeremy Pelt and Renee Rosnes to name a few. At the age of 21, she had already performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Opera House. Along with her regular residencies at NYC jazz venues, 2018 also saw Brandi performing at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, the Vail Jazz Festival in Colorado, as well as engagements in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and China.
Her fourth album “Blue Canvas” was launched at Jazz at Lincoln Center and features an all-star New York City line-up with jazz master Harold Mabern (recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Joe Williams, Lee Morgan, JJ Johnson, Sonny Rollins) and drummer Joe Farnsworth (with McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders).
Brandi will perform with Mark deJong and his Redline Trio.
“She is what we call serious” – Oscar Peterson
“Canada’s prodigiously talented bassist handles her bass violin with as much visceral audacity as the great Charles Mingus once did, a fact that might raise the question of feminine power. Listening to her is like putting your finger into a naked power-socket.” - Raul da Gama, WholeNote Magazine