“Brad Fritcher + trois shake up ‘living art form’ and push the jazz envelope”
"New Jazz Standards" is the soul axiom for this young group of talented musicians: Brad Fritcher the trumpeter, Dutcher Snedeker on keyboard, Wyatt Wallace on bass, and Christian Vanduinen on drums. With a few non-amicable confrontations with the "Jazz Police" — self-established Brahmans of definitive jazz — the band's goal is to break form with the traditional standards of Jazz music. They're out to discover new potentialities within music itself.
"Multi-faceted musicians make up a multi-faceted band. Hailing from a variety of genres—everything from classical to metal to jazz—Brad Fritcher + trois has taken off in the past few months, finding an enormous amount of success in a short amount of time."
““Serendipity upon serendipity last night at Skeetown Tavern in Muskegon: Hearing the second great quintet of Miles Davis invoked by a group of talented young players (led by trumpeter Brad Fritcher) was already marvelous; Then, to have one of the areas legendary players, Dan Giacobassi, drop by and blow tenor saxophone on Miles’ classic So What? for a small group of us at the end of the evening was transcendent.””
"The Architect, Brad A Fritcher (Brad Fritcher + trois) is certainly a musician’s musician. Imagine a collaboration with Grover Washington Jr., Lee Morgan, and Danger Mouse; funky beats, slick chord changes, and melodic lines built on heavy jazz chops. In the sought after genre, the Architect is original and inventive above all else"
"...the group can produce an unstoppable sound that is cutting edge, and not like anything else being done in Michigan. They put on the only show you can find around with roots, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, jam, jazz, big band, pop, and ultimately, rhythm and blues, infused together, creating something straight up original."