Bruce Fowler is a prominent American trombone player and composer. He notably played trombone on many Frank Zappa records, as well as with Captain Beefheart, and in the Fowler Brothers Band. Currently, he composes and arranges music for movies, and has been the composer, orchestrator, or conductor for many popular films.
Bruce is the son of jazz educator William L. Fowler and the brother of multi-instrumentalist Walt Fowler and bassist Tom Fowler. He is the father of Rhea Fowler, bass guitar player for The Naturals. Bruce Fowler is participating in both The Band From Utopia, and Jon Larsen's, Strange News From Mars, both feat. Zappa alumni Tommy Mars, Arthur Barrow, et al.
Fowler is the recipient of the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards for Best Score Conductor and Best Orchestrator.