The Bradetich Foundation strives to advance and cultivate a prominent international presence for double bassists, and to command high performance standards and opportunities through solo competitions, educational outreach and cross-cultural connections.
The Bradetich Foundation was established in 2008 with the sole purpose of advancing the performing, teaching, and knowledge of the double bass. It represents the vision of founder Jeff Bradetich and the culmination of his 40 years of service to the profession.
The Foundation is dedicated to identifying the top performers in the world and helping to develop their careers through major competitions, debut concerts at Carnegie Recital Hall in New York City, CD recordings and concert tours.
With the promotion of the instrument through traditional and non-traditional media, the Foundation works to raise the standard of the double bass and improve its standing in the general public.
The Bradetich Foundation continues to establish and promote workshops and conferences throughout the world, bringing together the top minds in the field to share their artistry, philosophies and experience to the next generation of bass players.
Jeff Bradetich, President
Tammy Jo Leonard
Students rehearsing onstage with Lynn Seaton at the 2016 Bradetich Master Class Series held at the University of North Texas.
Jeff Bradetich leading a master class at the 2014 Bradetich Master Class Series held at the University of North Texas.
Artem Chirkov, winner of the inaugural Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition, performs with the UNT orchestra during the competition.