Brahm’s touch on the strings is spacious, never cluttered, but still always moving forward as he glides over the percolating pulses on “Madrid” and “Left You In The Desert.”
Born and Raised in Portland Oregon, Will Brahm moved to Los Angeles in 2007 where he received his bachelors of music in Jazz Guitar Studies at California Sate University Long Beach. He is a five time consecutive recipient of the “K-jazz” scholarship.
In 2019 he was a Semi-Finalist in the Herbie Hancock International Guitar Competition. He has released three studio albums: "Venture Atlas" (2019), "Will Brahm & Lia Booth" (2018), and "Homenaje: La Mariposa y el mentiroso" (2017).
Will tours with trumpet Legend Arturo Sandoval, with the New West Guitar Group, and has toured the world with his own group as well: including Turkey, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Greece
Will Lives in Los Angeles and is an actively sought after accompanist, studio guitarist, and educator.
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Venture Atlas is Will Brahm’s second studio album, consisting of nine compositions inspired by different places around the world.
Chris Wabich percussion
Diego Alvarez percussion
Ahmet Türkmenoğlu bass
Katisse Buckingham flute
The group delivers the music in an organic, all acoustic setting. Venture Atlas is released on all platforms April 12th and live at the Blue Whale.
Guitarist Will Brahm has shown a versatility of his instrument that allows him to fit in with muscular big bands led by Gordon Goodwin and Elliot Deutsch as well as working the more supportive role with vocalists Jane Monheit, Sara Gazarek and Gretchen Parlato. His own recent album splits the difference, as his hour set delivering material from his recent album Venture Atlas amply displayed.
- George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly