Eddie Bullen’s Caribbean Jazz Collective
Pianist Eddie Bullen and percussionist Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo, have brought together a group of premier musicians of Caribbean descent to form the band ‘Caribbean Jazz Collective’ (CJC). The group performs beloved music from the Caribbean with a jazz twist. Members include; bassist Andrew Stewart whose background is Jamaican, saxophonist Neil Brathwaite who hails from Montreal via Barbados, steel drum player Gareth Burgess born in Canada with strong Trinidadian roots, Eddie Bullen from the spice island Grenada, and Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo from Cuba to add that hot Latin flavour. The collective always aims to give their audience a few rays of sunshine through the music of the Caribbean.
About Eddie Bullen: Eddie’s lengthy career has yielded an abundance of awards and recognition for his outstanding talents as a pianist, composer, arranger and producer. From his first album, ‘Nocturnal Affair’ to his most recent ‘Spice Island’, Eddie gives his audience a taste of contemporary jazz, flavoured with Caribbean rhythms.
Since his move to Toronto in 1980 from Grenada, Eddie has worked with Caribbean, Canadian and American artists like Melba Moore, Anslem Douglas, Byron Lee, Maestro, David Rudder, Liberty Silver, Deborah Cox and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He is also a composer and arranger for TV, Radio and Films. His work has been heard on City TV, YTV, Love & Hip Hop (American Television Series) and Wine TV Australia.
To date Eddie Bullen has produced over 150 albums and is currently working on several new ventures through his record company Thunder Dome Sounds and publishing company QDB music. Eddie is always on the lookout for cutting edge new innovative artists.