BRADLEY DAVIS is currently in his sixth year of teaching at Esperanza High School, in Anaheim. He currently oversees the Esperanza Entertainment Unit as Director to its more than 100 students who are actively involved in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz I, Jazz II, Jazz III, and Color Guard.
Born and raised in Kokomo, IN, Bradley finished his secondary education as a graduate of Kokomo High School. From Kokomo, he 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, Brad 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 most noted performances have come from having ensembles grace the stages of such venues as “America’s Got Talent,” Carnegie Hall, and Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Brad resides in Placentia, California, with his wife, Kelly, and their son, Parker.