Jimmy Bruno

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Jimmy Bruno
Birth nameJames Michael Bruno
Born (1953-07-22) July 22, 1953 (age 66)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1972–present
LabelsConcord Jazz

Jimmy Bruno (born July 22, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist from Philadelphia.


Born in Philadelphia, Bruno started playing guitar at the age of 7. He began his professional career at the age of 19, touring with Buddy Rich.[1] He played for many years in Los Angeles before returning to Philadelphia.

He counts as influences Johnny Smith, Hank Garland, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Wes Montgomery, Howard Roberts, Jim Hall, and Pat Martino.[2]

In March, 2011 he opened Jimmy Bruno's Guitar Workshop,[3] a web site that allows students to learn from him through video lessons. A student can watch videos of Bruno teaching, record a video, and then send it to him for his review.


Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Art of Picking, Mel Bay
  • Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist
  • No Nonsense Jazz Guitar, (Hot Licks Video, DVD)
  • Inside Outside Jazz Guitar, (Hot Licks Video, DVD)


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