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, ‘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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