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Bruce Kapler

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Bruce Kapler (born July 3, 1953) is an American musician. He was a member of the CBS Orchestra on Late Show with David Letterman from 1993 to 2012. He sings and plays several instruments including soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder, keyboards, guitar, and percussion.[1]


In 1971 Kapler graduated from Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington on Long Island, New York. Kapler toured, both nationally and internationally throughout the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s.[citation needed] Kapler worked as a musician and arranger on NBC's Late Night with David Letterman beginning in 1988, and in 1993 he joined the CBS Orchestra. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award Late Night with David Letterman's Tenth Anniversary primetime special.[citation needed]

The general public may be most familiar with his Baritone Saxophone solo backing up Darlene Love annually on the last David Letterman show before Christmas Day.[citation needed]

Kapler is married to Melissa Caro and has a son Kevin.


  1. ^ "Bruce Kapler: Late Show on CBS". CBS.com. Retrieved 9 May 2010.