First Listen with Brad Barker

We’ve put aside an hour each week to feature the latest releases in jazz. Listen to fresh sounds and new discoveries as we take a deep dive into cutting-edge artists, hot reissues and some of your favourite contemporary musicians.


  • Saturday
  • with Brad Barker
  • Wednesday
  • with Brad Barker

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Brad Barker

Growing up in Nova Scotia, Brad attended St. Francis Xavier University and earned his degree in jazz studies as a bass major. This led to a 10-year career as a professional musician, spending six years recording and touring with The Pursuit of Happiness. Brad then moved on and studied broadcasting at Humber College, which soon led him to various jobs at Toronto radio stations. When the opportunity to work at JAZZ.FM91 came Brad’s way in 2001, he jumped at it. Being music director at one of the few 24-hour jazz radio stations in the world and having the chance to work with JAZZ.FM91’s members and volunteers makes for a unique and very rewarding experience.

Programs: Afternoon Drive, First Listen and Weekend B&B


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