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Bradley Davis is currently in his 11 th year of teaching at Esperanza High School, in
Anaheim. Beginning as an Assistant Director at EHS, Brad currently oversees the Esperanza
Entertainment Unit as Director to its 100+ students who are actively involved in Wind Ensemble,
Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III, and Colorguard.
Born and raised in Kokomo, IN, Bradley finished his secondary education as a graduate
of Kokomo High School. From Kokomo, Brad went on to receive his Bachelor of Music
Education degree from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS and his Master of Music degree
in Trumpet Performance from California State University, Long Beach. Before accepting his
position at Esperanza, Brad held several music coaching positions teaching a variety of skills and
styles including: jazz and brass master classes, in addition to teaching Music Appreciation at
CSULB and being the Director of Bands at El Rancho High School for the 2006-2007 school
year.
As a player, Bradley has had the opportunity to work with several leading groups and
performers. Some of Brad’s favorite performances have come from working with artists such as
Frank Mantooth, Andy Martin, Wayne Bergeron, Jeff Clayton, the Toledo Symphony, and the
California Symphony Orchestra with the CSULB Brass Ensemble. Brad continues to enjoy a
career playing semi-professionally, and remains active as a performer and studio teacher. As a
teacher his favorite performances have come from having ensembles grace the stages of such
venues as the 2014 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, a command
encore at the Reno Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, winning the Charles Mingus Jazz
Festival in 2016, and Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the 2012 Essentially Ellington
Festival.