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Trumpeter Cindy Bradley is a successful artist and educator with a bent toward smooth jazz and instrumental pop. Born in North Tonawanda, New York in 1977, Bradley started out taking piano lessons in her youth and by age nine was playing trumpet in the school band. In her teens, she became interested in jazz and eventually enrolled in the jazz studies program at Ithaca College in New York State. After graduating from Ithaca, she earned a degree in jazz trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston. Since leaving school, Bradley has pursued both a performance and teaching career, and when not playing live and recording, she works as an elementary band teacher in New Jersey. She released her independent debut album, Just a Little Bit, in 2007, followed by Bloom in 2009. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Broening, Bloom was a commercial success, hitting number one on the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart. In 2011, Bradley returned with Unscripted, which also landed at number one on Billboard's Smooth Jazz chart, remaining there for over two weeks. In 2014, Bradley released her fourth studio album, the Broening-produced Bliss.