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Bruce Dudley

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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: 1957    

Jazz Pianist and composer BRUCE DUDLEY has performed at Jazz Festivals in Canada and the United States since 1974 when he was the featured “Young Talent” winner at the Wichita Jazz Festival. Since then he has performed across Canada and throughout the United States in clubs, concerts, and festivals including the Houston International Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, Jazz in June, Calgary Jazz Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, and Corpus Christi Jazz Festival. Dudley has performed with Herb Ellis, Marvin Stamm, Eddie Daniels, Chester Thompson, Jamie Baum, and many others. He was the pianist for the Middle Tennessee Jazz Orchestra with whom he has performed with Randy Brecker, Eric Alexander, Kenny Werner, Scott Robinson, Jim McNeely, Tim Hagens, and the Sacred Music Concert of Duke Ellington....
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What the press has to say about BRUCE DUDLEY……

“He can range from a strong two-handed approach to a sensitive lyricism, and seems to share a characteristic with the late great Bill Evans: both hands always seem to be in perfect balance, which gives every note a harmonic richness making repeated listening a pleasure.” TENNESSEE JAZZ AND BLUES NEWS

“Dudley’s well-schooled piano style is guided by dominant but subtle right-hand figures that galvanize one of the most cohesive trios in town.” THE NASHVILLE SCENE

“Dudley plays the piano with such grace and authority that he has quietly become the pianists that other pianists go to hear.” HOUSTON POST

“The Bruce Dudley Trio serves up a rich jazz plate when they perform. Pianist Bruce Dudley has both the taste and the chops to cover the likes of Duke Ellington and other jazz masters.” THE TENNESSEAN

“Dudley, whose fluent lines jet around the keyboard, absorbing motifs into the stream, without a split second of hesitation, at any point of rhythm in the bar, are stunning to listen to…” HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD

“Pianist Dudley knows his way around the classics, tastefully interpreting Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and other giants, but doing so without a paint-by-numbers mentality.” THE TENNESSEAN

“One of Western New York's most popular and exciting jazz combos -The Bruce Dudley Quintet, with vocalist Sandra Dudley… Bruce’s piano lines are like icing on the cake.” NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW

What other people have to say about Bruce Dudley....

“It is so refreshing to hear someone perform a composition, whether original or standard and be able to FEEL the reverence and compassion for the tune. (Dudley’s) lyricism is tremendous and (his) touch unreal. There's that Ahmad Jamal dynamic in there...that super hip taste and softness that swings with urgency.” CHAD ANDERSON, drummer, visual & graphic artist.

“Bruce Dudley has excellent solos…I'm impressed with his flowing articulation.” PAT LABARBERA, Saxophonist with Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich, and others.

Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Thompsons Station, TN

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
I have taught at the university level since 1986 after graduating from Eastman with a Master degree in Jazz Performance. I have conducted big bands and coached jazz combos, taught jazz improvisation (beginning through advanced), jazz theory and arranging, music business, and private jazz and commercial piano. My goal is always to help the student develop his or her craft, technique, and to foster creativity and originality.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
I have conducted clinics at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada covering jazz improvisation, rhythm section playing, vocal accompaniment, and jazz ensemble festival adjudication.

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