Brady was born in Salt Lake City into a big musical family. She studied both piano and ballet from a young age, and began voice lessons at the age of 16. Brady moved to California at the age of 18 and performed in regional theater productions for the next few years, landing such roles as: Maria in Sound of Music, Anita in West Side Story, Eliza in My Fair Lady and her personal favorite: a “wench” in Camelot.
At 23, Brady discovered traditional jazz and was hired by Stan Mark to sing with his “River City Stomperz.” Brady co-founded the “Wooden Nickel Jass Band” a couple of years later and sang with that group for the next ten years, until it disbanded in 2003.
Carol Betush saysMay 23, 2017 at 2:33 am
Hi Brady, I was on the jazz cruise to New Zealand with you and all the other fantastic musicians. I live in Gold Beach, OR and there are lots of folks here who perform. I am trying to figure a way to get you here to entertain and, most important, have an appreciative audience.
There is an active theatre group who want more concerts right here and there is the Pistol River Concert Association who bring in musicians from all genres. I know the directors of both but that’s all I’ve got.
I have a cool house with a great view of the ocean and a guest room and bathroom. Come and visit this summer and let’s see if jazz can come to Gold Beach.