What The Critic's have to say about I'll Never Be The Same


“A timeless treasure chest.” Jazz Weekly, George W. Harris, March 29, 2021


“I’ll Never Be the Same is a pleasing elixir on the senses…A sense of love, joy, and tranquility radiates in every track.  Jack Brandfield, while still in his early twenties, has mastered the properties of cool jazz and bebop.  His music shows traits of traditional, modern, and improvised jazz.

” Jazz2Love,  Susan Francis, Feb. 25, 2021


“the perfect soundtrack for nighttime escape... The album is so intimate you feel every pluck of the strings and every breath flowing through the sax…”  JPs Music, James Pasinsky, March 4, 20201


“An impressive debut album.”  Jersey Jazz, Joseph Lang, February 12, 2021


“Like those great legends who inspired him, Jack
Brandfield indeed sings through his horn, and this
album introduces us to a marvelous new tenor sax
voice that we look forward to hearing more from in the
future.”  Jazz Blues Magazine, Ron Weinstock, March 14, 2021



“I’ll Never Be the Same is appropriately titled because the thrill, the warmth, the intelligence of the album is truly changing. Brandfield belies his young years by playing timeless classics with an old soul’s ear for reverence and great fun.”  The Sentinel & Rural News, Travis Rogers Jr., Feb. 25th 2021

2021 Debut Album Release, "I'll Never Be The Same"


I'm absolutely thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my debut album on Gut String Records!!

"I'll Never Be The Same" will release on all streaming platforms and be available for CD purchase on April 2nd.

I'm so fortunate to be joined by two of the greatest musicians in the world on this recording,  Rodney Whitaker and Randy Napoleon.

I'm excited to share my music with you! Stay tuned for more info coming soon!!

Awarded as an Outstanding Soloist at the Jack Rudin Jazz Competition at Jazz @ Lincoln Center


Lansing City Pulse writes,


MSU’s premier big band, Jazz Orchestra I, took third place in the first annual Jack Rudin college jazz competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center Jan. 18-19. Four student musicians were singled out for solo honors." 

"Jazz at Lincoln Center director Wynton Marsalis led the panel of judges...." and "Brandfield was the only baritone sax player at the competition to be singled out for individual honors."

Feature on "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli"


Check out the December 29th broadcast of "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarell." Live from the Mahawie Theater, Jack is featured performing with John Pizzarelli and Jessican Molaskey.