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Bremner has spent 25 years exploring the songs that fascinate him and the strange artform that is kabarett (...or cabaret). From John Cage to Lou Reed, from Joni Mitchell to Charles Ives and always with a special focus on the amazing songwriting of Kurt Weill and Bertold Brecht, Bremner has reveled in recording and performing songs that sit at the edges of the canon of popular song.
Bremner was born in New York and grew up in the USA, Scotland and Canada. Singing is all he ever wanted to do. Every afternoon in New York, his family would hear him down the street singing his way home from school. He started with Punk Rock bands, moved on to singing Opera, and trained at the Centre for New Opera in Canada. He currently lives between New Orleans and Paris and is singing songs from the birth of jazz, the innovative, ground- breaking repertoire of the 1920's & 30's.
His first recording, Bremner Sings Kurt Weill, was devoted to his own personal obsession, the extraordinary songs of Kurt Weill. Along with French pianist Stan Cramer, Bremner recorded sparse, heartfelt versions of Weill's repertoire, which stretches from the streets of 1920's Berlin to the dazzling lights of Broadway.
For his second CD, The Sky Was Blue, he asked the question "What is a jazz standard? Where do