Clifford M. Brucker
Cliff Brucker, Drummer-Percussionist, Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Producer, Arranger and Educator.
Cliff has a B.M. in Music from The Crane School of Music at Potsdam State College and a M.S. in Music from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.
Cliff has been performing as a professional musician for over 40 years! As a well-respected musician by his peers, Cliff has worked with some of the finest talent in the Capital District including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Capital Region Wind Ensemble, and the Empire Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with a variety of internationally known jazz and pop artists including Aretha Franklin, Buddy Greco, Rex Richardson, Bob Mintzer and Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack.
Cliff is also an award-winning composer and producer of advertising jingles and multimedia production. His credits include Avis, National Hobby, and is the music behind New York State’s “C.S.E.A., We’re your Work Force!” He has written and produced the new official song of Schenectady called Schenectady's the Place.
Cliff has been a member of the music faculty at Schenectady County Community College for 15 years and previously The College of Saint Rose for 14 years. He is the 2015 recipient of the SUNY Chancellors Award for excellence in adjunct teaching. Cliff is an experienced lecturer in the fields of classical, jazz and rock music in addition to teaching theory, history, songwriting, improv methods and ensemble classes.