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.
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
Willing to teach
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
My goal is always to help the student develop his or her craft, technique, and to
foster creativity and originality.
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.