Brad Fritcher + trois

 

October 7, 2013

Hello friends, as you all know we are still feeling the rush of our ArtPrize 2013 music win for #Jazz. We would love for you to continue to enjoy our music. Please visit the following link to our digital album, Blue Lake Studio Sessions. Brother Bear Productionsis offering a special discounted price as a thank you for all the generous votes during ArtPrize. Thank you for your continued support. You can buy it here!

 

Also, in celebration of our  win, for a limited time only, we are allowing you to name your price on a few of Brad Fritcher's other albums from other projects. The album links will are below. Thank you again for your continued support. All the money raised goes right back into the future of their music. Enjoy!

 

- Grand Central Harlem

- Telegram

- Eli Flint's Chakra Quintet

- The Beginning of a Story

- seven a.m.

- GLQEP

 

New Videos

http://youtu.be/2qgpQIPFUqc

http://youtu.be/KD7ehdq-sCQ

http://youtu.be/sbE1l2wgFko

 
September 30, 2013

This past week was HUGE for us. The GR Ballet Photos can be seen in our Gallery.

 

We are pleased to announce that we just won the Jazz Genre for ArtPrize 2013! Thank to all who voted for us!

 

MLive Article

Local Spins Article

Grand Valley Lanthorn Article

 
September 23, 2013

Okay everyone, this is the last piece of spam you will get regarding ArtPrize and us being in it. We certainly hope you have checked out our music, maybe made a vote in our favor, but more importantly took the time to experience some Art. So whether or not we place in the competition, the greater goal of Art being presented or at least celebrated for a week is the accomplishment. To all the artists, best of luck and keep going no matter how hungry you are. 

#54627 Brad Fritcher + trois "Smooth Silk" written by Dutcher Wright Snedeker.

 
September 16, 2013

Get ready for a music and art mind-blowing ArtPrize experience!

 

Vote #54627 Brad Fritcher + trois for the category Jazz. We will be busking outside St. Cecilia's Music Center from 5:30pm-6:30pm September 25th!

 
September 9, 2013

Please send all your photos of the band to bfplustrois@brotherbearproductions.com

 
September 2, 2013

Please register and vote #54627 during ArtPrize 2013, for today Brad A Fritcher, Wyatt J Wallace, Dutcher Wright Snedeker, and Christian VanDuinen perform as Brad Fritcher + trois. We will be playing Royce Auditorium at 2:15 pm inside St. Cecilia Music Center and then again at 4:00 pm at the Woman's City Club in downtown GR. We are competing in the category genre of Jazz only. With the help of your vote, we have the opportunity to win $2000 + $1000 in studio time! Thank you in advance friends. You may register & vote at www.artprize.org

 
August 26, 2013

Genre: Jazz. Vote Code: 54627 for Brad Fritcher + trois! ArtPrize 2013. Tell your friends & families. We are trying to win $2000 for our next album in the music genre of Jazz.

 
August 19, 2013

Free Download of our song Sunset West!  http://dropify.com/brotherbearproductions/songs/brad-fritcher-trois-sunset-west

 

Upcoming Events


Mon Aug 26 2013
6:00p Skeetown Tavern - Muskegon, MI

Sun Sep 22 2013
2:15p ArtPrize/Royce Auditorium - Grand Rapids, MI 

Thu Sep 26 2013
7:30p Book Nook and Java Shop - Montague, MI

Sat Sep 28 2013
7:00p GR Ballet Season kick-off - Grand Rapids, MI

Thu Oct 24 2013
7:30p Book Nook and Java Shop - Montague, MI

Thu Nov 21 2013
7:30p Book Nook and Java Shop - Montague, MI

 

New Videos

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jswld3zO2j0

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qYXrJGSQIY

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biCWHyoyMFA

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axA4N8R6iOE

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEhEyU_zI4

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U3qOMLJCKo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTwFxQL9KOU

 

August 12, 2013

Check out trumpeter Brad Fritcher of Brad Fritcher + trois playing upright bass on the recording of Mary Brown by Los Angeles based singer, multi-intrumentalist & song writer Garrett Borns

http://revue.bandcamp.com/track/mary-brown

 

Also, Android users can download the FREE Brad Fritcher + trois App! Stay up-to-date with the latest videos, photos, news, and tour schedule. You may scan the QR code or download from:

 http://m.reverbnation.com/artist/3365039/app/android

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August 5, 2013

As a featured artist for ArtPrize® 2013, we will be performing live multiple times during the month of September in Grand rapids, MI. Our first schedule live performance will take place at Royce Auditorium on Sunday, September 22.

 

July 29, 2013

We have been asked to join the Grand Rapids Ballet on September 28th to play Jazz during their cocktail hour

and their reception. The event is the GR Ballet Season Kick-off.

RSVP on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/502775653136026/

 
July 22, 2013

Eastside Debut to take place at http://www.jazzcafedetroit.com/calendar/August-2013/Brad-Fritcher-trois!

 

When: Saturday, August 3rd

Where: 350 Madison St, Detroit, MI, 48226, US

Doors: 8pm

Show: 9pm-1am

Price: $10.00

All Ages

Full Menu here: http://www.jazzcafedetroit.com/menu

 

July 15, 2013

We are currently working to bring our music to Detroit, Chicago, Millwaukee, and beyond. Stay tuned. In the meantime, here is a link to what the Grand Valley Lanthorn had to say about us: http://www.lanthorn.com/article/2013/06/local-group-defines-jazz-in-its-own-way

 
July 8, 2013

Remember to join us every Monday night at Skeetown Tavern in Muskegon, MI for live Jazz from 7pm-11pm. Special guest appearances by some great MI Jazz musicians are always welcome.

 
July 1, 2013

Our album Blue Lake Studio Sessions is now available for digital downloading at the following: iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Last.fm, Rhapsody, emusic, Bandcamp, Brother Bear Productions, 7digital, Google Play and more.

 
June 24, 2013

We have some wonderful events coming up:

 

- August 13 we will be playing at the Montague Band Shell from 7pm-8:30pm. This is an all ages and free event.

- August 17 we will be playing at The Book Nook & Java Shop from 7:30pm-9:30pm. There is a $5 cover charge to support our music.

- September 14 we will be playing at The Eastown Street Fair in Grand Rapids, MI. We are scheduled to play the 2nd stage inside of Billy's Lounge from 12:30pm-1:15pm. This is an all ages and free event.

 
June 17, 2013

We will be playing ArtPrize 2013 at St. Cecilia's Music Center sometime in September. Details TBA. We are also a featured artist for them for Artprize 2013! Our featured song is our first single, "Smooth Silk", off our album Blue Lake Studio Sessions.

 
June 11, 2013

Our debut album, Blue Lake Studio Sessions, has released for digital download today!

http://brotherbearproductions.bandcamp.com/album/blue-lake-studio-sessions

 

​May 13, 2013

Live with Lazaro Vega (Interview/Session) WBLR 90.3


April 28, 2013

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April 28, 2013

Monday April, 29 ends our "Jazz Appreciation Month and Micro Brew Mondays" for April. Please join us at the Skeetown Tavern in Muskegon, MI for a whole new "Micro Brew Mondays" series in May.​


April 27, 2013

Tune into Lazaro Vega's Jazz Show on Blue Lake Radio 90.3 FM for our live performance and interview on Monday May 13.

April 22 , 2013

We are happy to announce our addition to The ACWL's Summer Concert Series on August 13. The Arts Council of White Lake is once again offering its free summer concert series at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Montague Band Shell. The rain location is Montague High School Auditorium-Center for the Arts. For more information, call 893-2524 or visit www.artscouncilofwhitelake.org.



April 10, 2013

Our MicroBrew Mondays Jazz night has now been added to Lazaro Vega's Jazz program on Blue Lake Radio. For more information on Lazaro Vega: http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/lazaro-vega/954180

April 5, 2013

We are happy to announce our future collaboration with Grand Rapids very own Potato Moon. They have asked us to record with them at Blue Lake Studio for their new album. We are scheduled to record on May 11. Stay tuned for photos and videos of the recording sessions.


March 24, 2013

Thank you to The Community Collection at Grand Rapids, Michigan's UICA for representing us as "Neighborhood Spotlight of the day!"

March 16, 2013
​We just wrapped up 3 days in the new Blue Lake Radio Recording Studio with recording engineer Fred Drachus of Junior's Farm Productions. Fred is well known for engineering and mastering Potato Moon's discography. Stay tuned for we will be in the studio with a few radio stations some time in May.

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"Hearing them perform...it was clear to me that they are headed for big things – lots of talent there. The world needs to hear them. I was really impressed."
- Cathy Holbrook 
Executive Director for St. Cecilia Music Center

"Brad Fritcher + trois, the centerpiece of a great atmosphere during the #GRBKickoff Party!"
- Grand Rapids Ballet 

"Brad Fritcher + trois shake up ‘living art form’ and push the jazz envelope!"
- John Sinkevics 

"Brad Fritcher + trois is out to redefine the image of jazz."
- Local Spins dot come

 

“Footprints right out of the gate, nice, totally digging it.

Working title is nice too. Smooth Silk is cool.

I’m impressed with the whole body of work.”

- James Chism

Vice President /Jazzonian/Jazz Museum of FloridaEvent ChairSouth Florida Jazz Summit

 

“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, Brad Fritcher + trois is original and inventive above all else.”

- Brian Oberlin

(Grasshoppah, Journeymen, BassMandolin, Oregon Mandolin Orchestra, River of the West Mandolin Camp, The Ger Mandolin Orchestra)

 

“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.”

- Anonymous

Skeetown Tavern/Muskegon, MI

 

​"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."

- Mary Mattingly

Grand Valley Lanthorn

 

"Harmonic Integrity x Architectural Properties + Passion

 

The Brad Fritcher + trois project consists of four eager musicians who are expanding their artistic vision beyond the strict confines of the jazz genre’s tradition. After the first rehearsal on GVSU’s campus, the trio of Brad Fritcher (trumpet), Dutcher Snedeker (piano) and Christian VanDuinen (drums) knew immediately that they were working with something valuable. Shortly thereafter, Ryan Wallace drifted into the bass position and into the studio at Blue Lake Public Radio they went. The album that came forth is one that conveys each member’s ability to communicate intellectually and musically to themselves, each other and the listener. After the release of the album, Blue Lake Studio Sessions, the Brad Fritcher + trois continues to tether audiences to their concepts and their sound with live and intimate performances."

- Anonymous

W E E K L Y    N E W S

E V E N T S​

October 29, 2013

Brad & Dutcher with Mike Drost

The Grand

Grand Haven, MI

29

OCT

October 18, 2013

ArtPrize® 2013 Jazz Winner Party
Mexicains Sans Frontieres

Grand Rapids, MI

18

OCT​

October 21, 2013

Brad & Dutcher with Mike Drost

The Grand

Grand Haven, MI

21

OCT

March 10, 2014

An Evening with Brad Fritcher + trois

Hackley Library

Downtown Muskegon, MI

10

MAR

30

OCT​
OCT

15

October 30, 2013

ArtPrize® 2013 Music Artist Jazz Winner

EightWest In Studio

Grand Rapids, MI

03

NOV

October 15, 2013

Brad & Dutcher with Mike Drost

The Grand

Grand Haven, MI

November 03, 2013

Brad & Dutcher with MIZPAH playing

Lamp Light Music Festival

Grand Rapids, MI

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October 29th, 2013

ArtPrize® 2013 Music Artist Jazz Winner

WYCE In Studio

Grand Rapids, MI

October 17, 2013

ArtPrize® 2013 Music Artist Awards

Mackinaw Harvest Studios

Grand Rapids, MI

17

OCT