Bruce Johnstone (musician)

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Bruce Johnstone (born September 1, 1943) is a jazz baritone saxophonist. He also plays alto saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Johnstone was a member of Maynard Ferguson's band from 1972 to 1976, after having played in Denmark with Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon,[1] and in London with Stan Kenton.[2]

He regularly featured in Down Beat magazine's Readers' Poll behind Gerry Mulligan and Pepper Adams. In the mid-1970s, he was a founding member of the jazz-funk band New York Mary. In 1977 he joined the Woody Herman Band and toured and recorded with the band until April 1978. He has taught at SUNY Fredonia as the Director of Jazz Studies.


As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • 1976: New York Mary (Arista/Freedom)
  • 1976: A Piece of the Apple (Arista/Freedom)

As sideman[edit]

With Maynard Ferguson

  • 1973: M. F. Horn 3 (Columbia)
  • 1974: Chameleon (Columbia)
  • 1974: M. F. Horn 4 & 5: Live at Jimmy's

With Woody Herman

  • 1978: Road Father (Century)
  • 1978: Chick, Donald, Walter & Woodrow (Century)

With others


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