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About Brad Wagner


Brad Wagner (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; flute, alto flute, piccolo, Bb clarinet, and bass clarinet, composer, arranger) received a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of Cincinnati. He is a musician, composer, and arranger for Pulse, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Ernie Krivda and the Fat Tuesday Big Band, The Black Dog Octet, Third Law Composers Collective, and has been a member of groups including The Hendectet Jazz Collective, Sam Blakeslee Large Group, Moustache Yourself, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Eclipse, Marc Fields Sextet, and more. As a freelance musician, he has performed and recorded with many groups including the Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, Kentucky Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Jazz Heritage Orchestra, as well as playing pit orchestras for broadway shows, and backing various entertainers from the jazz, rock, and pop world.

Fall 23/Winter 24

Pulse is finishing mixing our first album. News on that ASAP. 

Last March 2023, I had a big band concert featuring my friends playing my big band charts. Working on a few more charts and hope to record a big band album by the end of 2024. 


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