Adrian Vedady

Academic title(s): 

Course Lecturer, Jazz, Bass

Department: 
Performance
Area(s): 
Jazz
Instrument(s): 
Bass
Group: 
Faculty
Biography: 

“Adrian Vedady should be considered as one of Montreal’s best double bassists. The quality of his rhythmic accompaniment, the fluidity of his phrasing, the clarity and roundness of his lines makes him one on the most important contributors at the heart of the local scene.” -Alain Brunet, La Presse, 2009.

Since 1999, Adrian Vedady has been performing, recording and touring with Montreal's very best musicians including Wray Downes, Al McLean, Andre White, Joel Miller, Mike Rud, Yannick Rieu, Francois Bourassa, Joe Sullivan, Steve Amirault, Jim Doxas, Chet Doxas, Jeff Johnston and Christine Jensen. And internationally with the likes of Marc Copland, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dan Weiss, Dave Liebman, Ravi Coltrane, Ingrid Jensen, David Binney, Sheila Jordan, Laila Biali, Azar Lawrence and Ariel Pocock. In 2014, he won a Juno award for best album with Mike Rud's Notes on Montreal project. He has produced 2 albums as a leader, the latest entitled In Three Acts, that feature his compositions. He also co-leads a group with renowned pianist, Marc Copland. Together they have performed at numerous Canadian Jazz Festivals and released an album entitled Live At Largo in 2012. Vedady has performed at jazz festivals and concert halls across Canada, the USA, Europe, Mexico, India and China.