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Randy Brecker’s career has spanned more than five decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have appeared on albums by legendary artists such as James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa.

In 1973, Brecker toured with Stevie Wonder and also made his way to Japan for the first time with Yoko Ono and the “Plastic Ono Super Band”.

Randy helped to form the famous jazz-rock group “Blood, Sweat and Tears” before joining the “Horace Silver Quintet”, where he remained for the next two years. After Horace Silver, Randy joined forces with Art Blakey's “Jazz Messengers”.

In 1975, Randy Brecker teamed up with his brother, the late tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker to form The Brecker Brothers. The group was praised by both pop and jazz critics. Their first album “The Brecker Brothers”, which was produced, written and arranged by Randy, was nominated for four Grammys. The Brecker Brothers went on to record six albums which earned them seven Grammy nominations between 1975 and 1981.

This brief biography is just a taste of Randy Brecker’s expansive career. He’s performed all over the world with the most celebrated artists in music. JAZZ.FM91 is excited that his next stop is Toronto to headline our biggest concert event of the year, JAZZ LIVES 2011. Don’t miss the great Randy Brecker on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8:00PM at Convocation Hall.

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