Jazz Drummer, Composer, Producer.
Native to Wellington Reuben Bradley has travelled the world playing drums with international jazz performers extensively. Performances with artists such as: Taylor Eigsti (US), Matt Penman (US/NZ), Mike Nock (Aus), Bernie McGann (Aus), James Muller (Aus), Kristin Berardi (Aus), Brenda Earle (Canada), James Morrison (Aus), Roger Manins (NZ) has fostered his love of new music and creativity.
Formal education at Massey University (NZSM) culminated in his B.Mus (Jazz Performance 1999) led in turn to further individual study with rhythmic masters Scott Tinkler (Aus) and Master Jazz Drummer Barry Altschul in NYC. Reuben has released three albums as a leader, Resonator (2011 Jazz Album of the Year NZ), Mantis: The music of Drew Menzies (runner up 2014 Jazz Album of the Year NZ) & Cthulhu Rising 2015 featuring Taylor Eigsti & Matt Penman.
Reuben has performed & headlined in every major Jazz Festival in New Zealand including; The Wellington International Jazz Festival, The Queenstown Jazz & Blues Festival, The Nelson Jazz & Blues Festival, Tauranga Jazz Festival, The Waiheke Island Jazz Festival. Reuben has also performed at major Australian festivals such as Wangaratta & the Melbourne women in Jazz Festival.