Bruce Saunders

BRUCE SAUNDERS is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, composer and author. He received his Masters in Jazz/Classical Guitar from the University of North Texas in 1986. In New York City, he began his musical career. Since then, he has recorded, performed and toured alongside some of the best jazz musicians in the world. Here’s a partial list: Jack DeJohnette. Dave Holland. Bill Stewart. Kenny Werner. Mark Murphy. John Riley. Curtis Fowlkes. George Garzone. Leon Parker. David Berkman. Gerald Cleaver. Steve Cardenas. Donny McCaslin. Scott Colley. He has performed at many New York jazz venues, including Birdland and The Blue Note, Smalls. Fat Cat, The Jazz Standard. The Knitting Factory. Barbes. Detour. Smoke, Tonic, and many other. Since 1993, he has been a Berklee College of Music faculty member, which is one of the most prestigious jazz music education schools. He teaches jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music, The University of Texas Austin, Austin Community College and private lessons to select students. Two popular courses he has created for BerkleeMusic (Berkleeā€™s online university) are Jazz Guitar and Jazz Guitar 101. He also taught at New York University and The New School, and has conducted numerous clinics and concerts throughout the United States, including in Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Spain, and Japan. As a leader, he has recorded six CDs and played on about 35 more recordings. His latest recording, “Drift”, was released by Strange Planet Records in January 2013. Mel Bay Publications published six of his jazz guitar method books. from

Leave a Comment