trumpeter • composer • educator

Brad Harrison



Interestingly enough, Brad may be the only person to have played hockey and the national anthem at both Maple Leaf Gardens and the Air Canada Centre(on separate occasions).


As a composer and arranger, he has produced works for jazz band, choir, and a variety of ensembles of mixed instrumentation.


In 2007, Brad founded the Private Lesson Program at St. Michael’s College School and ran it until 2023. In that time, he has taught hundreds of private students and lead dozens of clinics.


Brad continues to perform with various big bands, wedding bands, a pit orchestras, and all manner of ensembles and projects.


In 2018, Brad launched his YouTube channel which is focussed on music theory, practice techniques, and interesting peculiarities of music.

Brad Harrison is a trumpet player, composer, and educator in Toronto, Canada. 


Equally at home in a big band, cover band, chamber group, pit orchestra, or cathedral, Brad is a well-rounded performer who is also proficient at flugelhorn, cornet, and piccolo trumpet. He can be heard performing regularly at Toronto's finest finest venues in a wide range of genres.


He studied classical trumpet and composition at University of Toronto and jazz and arranging at Humber College. Brad's varied education and career has allowed him the privilege of sharing the stage with such acclaimed artists as The Canadian Brass, Alistair Kay, Alain Trudel, Hilario Duran, Dave Douglas, and Randy Brecker. 


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