Brayden Wise

Based in Victoria, BC, Brayden Wise is a bassist, wind ensemble conductor, father, partner and sailor. Order varies.

Raised in Vernon BC, he began playing bass professionally at age 15. He joined the Canadian Forces and started post-secondary studies in greater Vancouver, kicking off more than two decades of service to Canada through music. His education focused on Jazz Studies at Capilano University, and his military career has seen him spend time in the Navy, Army and Air Force, both full-time and part-time with work in both wind ensemble and popular idioms, as well as composition.

He is a diverse bassist, with numerous commercial and wind ensemble recording credits, as well as film and TV work. As a conductor, he is the associate director of music for the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Brayden’s partner, Kristy Farkas, is a composer, sound, and fibre artist. He is the father to three wonderful children: Elijah, Talia, and Levi.

Brayden is a member of the Canadian Federation of Musicians Local 247. He is also an avid cyclist and homebrewer, an average carpenter, and an aspiring hockey player.