About Brad Carman


Brad Carman enjoys an unusually diverse musical career. Beginning his professional career as a freelance trumpet player, picking up the saxophone, clarinet, and flute as an adult while earning a degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then, Brad has worked with wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz combos, big bands, β€˜pit’ orchestras, show bands, studio horn sections and with numerous chamber ensembles, including Quattro Formaggi Saxophone Quartet which he founded in 2005. He is also a charter member of the 9-piece rock band The Big Payback, and has worked as an entertainer for Carnival Cruise Lines, sailing out of New Orleans, Miami, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Awarded the first-ever Gerald B. Olson Award for excellence in music education, he is frequently called upon as a master class instructor, ensemble coach and clinician, and has maintained one of the most active private studios in Madison, WI for over 17 years.

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