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Curtis Bradshaw

Curt Bradshaw plays and sings the wonderful standards of the 30's, 40's and 50's. This includes the tunes you remember from Sinatra, Ella, Jobim, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett and so many more.

Mr. Bradshaw brings 40 years of professional musical experience as a teacher and leader, composer and performer.

When the Arts Magnet High School at Booker T. Washington (Now the Dallas High School for the Creative and Performing Arts) was launched, the school district turned to Mr. Bradshaw to launch it's jazz program. He established the arranging curriculum currently used at the school. Under his leadership, students produced albums of their arrangements. This curriculum and program was featured at the Music Educator's National Conference in Minneapolis Minnesota, where he presented a lecture/concert entitled "How to Teach Arranging at the High School Level".

Leaving Arts Magnet, Mr. Bradshaw accepted the position of Director of Jazz Bands at Eastfield College. In addition to his teaching responsibilities Mr. Bradshaw breathed new life into the East Dallas community by writing and producing the annual celebration "Spring Together Again" concerts featuring local performers such as jazz saxophonist Marchel Ivery, vocalist Sandra Kaye, pianist Dan Hollis, and jazz guitarist Donnie Gililland. Each year, Mr. Bradshaw partnered with such celebrated musicians as Jack Sheldon, Ross Tompkins, Jimmy Knepper, Pete Barbutti, and Dizzy Gillespie to produce concerts on the Eastfield campus, providing students the opportunity to work with today's leading musicians.

Aside from his day-to-day musical activities, Mr. Bradshaw enjoys presenting arranging seminars and conducting workshops for local, regional and university bands and jazz choirs.

"Curt was absolutely wonderful, great voice and also a very pleasant surprise with him adding the bass accompaniment."
Mey-Ling Cortinas, Meridian Commercial - 12-18-08

"Curtis was great. His music selection fit perfectly with the evening."
Karen Schweizer, October 29, 2007

"Curt went out of his way to set-up outside on the terrace so we could have music to get married to (keyboards, speaker, etc.). It was very thoughtful. Band was great!"
Karen Schultz, wedding ceremony and reception - September 24, 2005

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