Brad Buethe is a twenty-five year veteran of the San Francisco and New York jazz scenes. In 1971, at age eighteen, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, attending UC Berkeley. Two years later he became a full time musician and joined Bill Bell’s group, backing such greats as Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams, and John Handy.
Brad also played with the San Francisco Jazz All-Stars and was a member of Mark Levine’s quintet. Moving to New York City in 1982, he worked with Jack McDuff and Jaki Byard. In New York he also led a quintet of impressive jazz artists: Joe Levano, Danny Hayes, Mike Clark and Kip Reed. Brad returned to San Francisco in 1989, and since has been performing at the area’s main jazz venues, as well as periodically touring abroad.