New album “Presence” to be released October 5, 2018!

Brad Whiteley is an accomplished pianist, organist, keyboardist, synth programmer, music director, studio musician, and producer.




Awards, Distinctions, Performances:

  • Performed or Recorded with: Regina Spektor, Kellylee Evans, Ben L’Oncle Soul, David Byrne, Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra, Grace Kelly, Myron Walden, Dave Liebman, Lionel Loueke, Stacy Dillard, Dayna Stephens, Marcus Strickland, Tivon Pennicott, Bern Nix and G Calvin Weston (from Ornette Coleman’s Primetime Band), Kenneth Salters, Michael Eaton, Adam Minkoff, Jeffrey Goldford, Rain Pryor, Jenna Nicholls
  • Television Appearances: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS Saturday Morning
  • Notable Performances: The Royal Albert Hall London, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Greek Los Angeles, Konzerthaus Vienna, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theater New York City
  • Club Performances in New York City:

Pianist: Smalls, 55 Bar, The Jazz Gallery, Cornelia Street Café, Fat Cat

Organ: Showman’s, American Legion Harlem, Smoke, The Bar Next Door

Synth: Mercury Lounge, Le Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall

  • Music Software Programming Skills: Ableton Live, Logic, Mainstage.

 Professional Experience:

  • REGINA SPEKTOR BAND  2012-Present Keyboardist
  • CHURCH OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Bronx, NY  2010-Present Music Director, Pipe Organist
  • AVENUE Q  2017-Present Keyboardist
  • JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER 2013-Present Accompanist and bandleader for “Webop” music classes
  • LIVE MUSIC PROS CORPORATE BAND 2016-Present Pianist, Keyboardist
  • THE PUBLIC THEATER  2015-2016 Keyboardist, synth programmer, and conductor for two workshops of David Byrne’s musical Joan Of Arc: Into The Fire
  • LEARNING MATTERS PBS 2015 Co-writer of the theme song; wrote, arranged, and performed all music for “School Sleuth”
  • THE PIANO SCHOOL OF NEW YORK CITY  2007-2012 Piano Teacher: private and group lessons in homes and NYC public schools



Masters Degree in Jazz Studies, Minor in Classical Piano. 2002-2005

  • Jazz studies with David Baker and Luke Gillespie
  • Classical piano studies with Edward Auer
  • Awarded Performers Certificate
  • Graduate Assistant to Luke Gillespie


Bachelors of Music. 1998-2002

  • Full Tuition Scholarship
  • Outstanding Graduating Pianist
  • Studied with Claude Cymerman and Jim Connerley

Additional Study:

  • HENRY MANCINI INSTITUTE, Los Angeles, CA  2005 Full tuition scholarship, numerous performances with big band and symphony orchestra, studies with Mike Melvoin, Billy Childs, and Bill Cunliffe.
  • BANFF INTERNATIONAL JAZZ WORKSHOP, Banff, Alberta, Canada  2003 On scholarship; studies focusing on jazz performance and composition, studied with Jason Moran.
  • FLAINE MUSIC ACADEMY, Flaine, France 2001 Studies in chamber music with Francis Phan-tanh
  • ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL, Aspen, CO  2000 Private lessons in solo and chamber repertoire
  • AMERIKA INSTITUTE, Vienna, Austria  2000 Private piano study at the Universitat fur Musik with Antoinette Van Zabner