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Brandi Disterheft
Brandi Disterheft - Bass
Craig Handy - Saxophone
Alex Minasian - Piano
Willie Jones III- Drums

“She is what we call serious” – Oscar Peterson

Bassist, singer, composer, Brandi Disterheft, has been under the apprenticeship of Miles Davis’ bassist, Ron Carter, since she relocated to NYC from Vancouver. It’s not only her fiery bass playing that make audiences stand-up and holler, but also her innovative live shows as she sings in both English and French showcasing her ambient and dreamy voice. Winning a JUNO for her “Debut” album, Brandi had the honor of recording with the legendary Hank Jones & Oliver Jones on the album “Pleased to Meet You” and has since performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and the Vienna Opera House. Along with her regular residency at NYC jazz venue Fine and Rare – 2017 also saw Brandi performing at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, the Vail Jazz Festival in Colorado, as well as engagements in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and China.

Her fourth album “Blue Canvas” was launched at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2017 and features an all-star New York City line-up with jazz master Harold Mabern (recorded with Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Blue Mitchell (1966), Sarah Vaughan, and Joe Williams (1966–67), Lee Morgan, JJ Johnson, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins to name a few) and drummer Joe Farnsworth (with McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Pharoah Sanders.)

What the critics are saying:

“Canada’s prodigiously talented bassist handles her bass violin with as much visceral audacity as the great Charles Mingus once did, a fact that might raise the question of feminine power. Listening to her is like putting your finger into a naked power-socket.” -Raul da Gama, WholeNote Magazine

“The program is remarkable in that it combines original and iconic pieces of bebop. In short, it is very special. The bill is all that is classic. Mabern is as usual: a virtuoso with a sense of restraint. Farnsworth is as he was yesterday and day before: strong and subtle, and Brandi Disterheft? She handles the bass with dexterity. Her voice? It calls to mind Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn. Her voice has a je ne sais quoi that captivated many.” – Serge Truffaut, Le Devoir

“Exercising her vocal and songwriting skills (and, for the first time on record, alternating between bass and cello), the dexterous Disterheft adds extra layers of richness.” – Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

For further information, please contact Justin Time Records at 514.738.9533, or To learn more about Justin Time, its 35 years of great recordings, and to browse its diverse catalogue of jazz, blues and gospel recordings, visit