BRADFORD HAYES, a native of Petersburg, Virginia has been a force on the jazz scene in the Northeastern U.S. for many years now. Bradford has performed in different musical settings with Jimmy Heath, Rufus Reid, Jerry Butler, and The Dells. Mr. Hayes has also opened for Chico Freeman, Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Max Roach, Marlena Shaw, Pieces of a Dream, and the late Hilton Ruiz among others. In addition to leading his own band, Bradford worked with Babatunde Olatunji’s Drums of Passion Band for 15 years, until Mr. Olatunji’s passing. Mr. Hayes has also been a successful music educator for 27 years. Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Music Education from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has also studied privately with George Coleman and Charles Davis.
Bradford's latest recording is entitled “The Jazz Life”. It is receiving rave reviews around the world.
Accomplishments and Organizations
1. NOBLE of the Mystic Shrine – Golconda Temple #24, Newark, NJ PHA
2. Brother – Samson Lodge #66 F&AM-PHA, Newark, NJ - 32°
3. Brother – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
4. Member – ASCAP
5. Photographed by legendary jazz photographer William Gottlieb, along with Javon Jackson, Hilton Ruiz, John Lee, and Bill Saxton, and featured as a part of a PBS documentary about Mr. Gottlieb. (October 2003) Mr. Gottlieb’s last.
Bradford Hayes (908) 370-7793
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