"Bradette's approach as a composer and soloist is focused, energetic and poetically elegant." -All About Jazz
Saxophonist Alain Bradette, was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. An accomplished performer, composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed across Canada, Europe and the United States.
Mostly known as a tenor and soprano saxophonist, he also plays multiple woodwind instruments. Before moving to Florida, Alain was an on demand freelance musician, and band leader of his own group performing and creating original music.
In 1998 he joined the Cirque Du Soleil's production La Nouba in Orlando FL where he played multiple reed instruments on this show who has performed for millions of spectators. While at La Nouba Alain released his first album “State Of Mind” in 2005. This first effort received multiple great reviews. Other releases include Ruda, and Hesitation, a collection of fusion jazz music available on Bandcamp.
As a composer, he wrote music for the Brazilian productions “Um Sonho Real" and “Maraba” from Circo Ruda. Shows blending circus art, theater and dance, These shows toured in Brazil for years and received very positive critics.
In 2004, two of Alain’s compositions were recognized by the prestigious Great American Song Contest: Montreal-Marseille took first place honors and A Bird’s Dream ranked second in the top five Outstanding Compositions in the jazz category.
He has been both a sideman and a featured musician on several recordings and produced singer-songwriter Serina Jung’s, second album "Sparrows". Other musical collaborations include performances with The International Montreal Jazz Festival Orchestra with guest musicians Adam Makowicz and George Mraz, the Vic Vogel Big Band, and Tiger Okoshi.
Alain has toured with international and national artists, and collaborated with incredible musicians such as; John Patitucci, Frank Lacy, Essiet Essiet, Ronnie Burrage, Greg Osby, Adam Nussbaum, Dick Oatts, Danny Gottlieb, JD Parran, Third Kind Of Blue, to name a few.