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A native of Lakewood, California where he also currently resides, David Bradshaw Jr. brings to this new phase of his career a wildly eclectic background that begins with accordion lessons and performing on organ and piano at church since the age of 10. As early as 6th grade, the young keyboardist performed at church weddings and funerals, and in his sophomore year in high school, he was booked to play in the band that backed Chuck Berry for the opening of the Lakewood Hop. Years later, as his career as a sideman evolved, he had similar encounters with legendary icons, playing behind everyone from Tony Curtis, Natalie Cole and Etta James. Bradshaw was also part of a big band ensemble that played at the late comedienne Phyllis Diller’s 80th birthday at the Beverly Hilton. Right out of high school, Bradshaw auditioned for the US Navy Band and won a seat as a keyboardist in the US Navy Show Band. Over the years, Bradshaw had the opportunity to record several solo albums in different genres. These included Movin’ In, a 2001 set of straight ahead jazz songs featuring members of legendary pianist Gene Harris’ “Three Sounds,” and Center Yourself, a Christian themed instrumental album. In 2015, Bradshaw flirted with the top 30 Billboard chart with songs from his Smooth Jazz debut album, Set Me Free. In late 2017, the title track to his forthcoming album, “Flipside” was released as a radio single and thus far, “Flipside” has reached number 3 on the Smooth Jazz Billboard and still dancing in the top ten 14 weeks later. “Flipside” has also reached number one on the Groove Jazz Chart and number 2 on the Smooth Jazz Network.