Gary Bruno

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: March 26, 1962    

Gary Bruno

Born in New Jersey, Gary Bruno began studying guitar at age seven. He showed an interest in music at the age of five with Drums leading the way. Soon after, the drums were put aside to make way for guitar. Taking weekly lessons Gary almost immediately showed prodigious technique and a hunger for learning music. Gary attributes this early desire to his Mom & Dad providing him with a radio which seemed to go everywhere with him as early as age three. He went to sleep with music on and awoke much the same. After a short period of guitar lessons Gary began to learn the songs of the day from the radio. While he was taught to read music the immediate need for it took a backseat to learning pop music from his trusty radio....
read more


Outstanding Soloist International Jazz Ensemble Competition 1978,1979.
You sound great........ author: Ron Eschete` Clean...........Smooth..........and Swinging !!

Gary Plays Great . author: Carmine D'Amico,16 Grammy awards Winning Guitarist. Gary,you sound just beautiful on this cd.Taste,precision,feel.Just wonderful.This is a Must Buy for The Jazz Guitar Lover.Carmine D'Amico,studio/jazz guitarist,holder of 16 Grammy Awards.

From Bossa Nova to Swing to Blues and back again... author: James Schaller From Bossa Nova to Swing to Blues and back's all here to enjoy. The listener can hear that the musicians have a high level of respect for the tradition, while pushing that tradition into the future with fresh, new ideas. As just one example of how a solo should be built, check out Gary's treatment on How that's gettin' it done!!! Bravo guys, a beautiful piece of work!!!! James Schaller

author: John Kenney Hey Gary - I just took a listen to your MP3s ... great early morning motivation! You cut off Bluesette right when you started ripping ... way to leave me hanging for more ;-) The piano playing on Dream was very tasty as well ... very tasty John Kenney Faultline Music

He traded solos with their guitar player...... author: Ken Mease He traded solos with their guitar player who was very accomplished himself. Gary played one awe inspiring solo after another, things I had never heard him do before, that's why I say I don't think we really know what he is capable of !

Gary Bruno's debut disc is sure to get the guitar world talking author: Carpet Cat Records ”Live at the Studio Café” Gary Bruno's debut disc is sure to get the guitar world talking about his fiery and inventive playing. Recorded live, the mixture of jazz standards and originals, make this disc one of the year's most exciting.

Your guitar playing is extraordinary. I like the way you think. author: Dale Gustavson Dear Gary: I had the opportunity to listen to your CD uninterrupted on our flight to Seattle. It is outstanding! While I enjoyed being at several of your Studio Café gigs, the downside of being with so many good friends is that they like to talk. I don’t think I ever got more than one song’s worth of “just listening” any of the nights we were there. Your guitar playing is extraordinary. I like the way you think. Fine job. All the best, Dale

  • Live at the Studio Cafe

    Carpet Cat Records

This information is provided by or the profile administrator.

Primary Instrument:

Fullerton, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Available for private in person or internet lessons. Private one on one advanced lesson $75.00 per hour. Internet instruction membership $365.00 for one year.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Improvisation, analysis and application. Equipment consultation. Being a professional musician.

Benedetto Guitars, Evans Custom Amps, Leonardo Cabinets, Thomastik Infeld Strings.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Gary Bruno events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

CD/LP/Track Review

Live at the Studio Cafe by Michael P. Gladstone

More articles about

Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.

No videos available. Add a video now.
comments powered by Disqus
Rank: 2,906 Views: 6,629

Weekly Giveaways

Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell

About | Enter

Peter Lerner

Peter Lerner

About | Enter

Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft

About | Enter

Sun Trio

Sun Trio

About | Enter

An innovative and rich resource For Jazz Musicians

The All About Jazz musician database grows daily
with the help of musicians, supportive professionals and advocates.

Musician? Plug in and promote yourself today.

Learn how