Jimmy Bruno

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Jimmy Bruno
Born (1953-07-22) July 22, 1953 (age 63)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1972–present
Labels Concord
Website www.jimmybruno.com

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


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 discography[edit]

  • Hollywood Gypsy (1986) with Tommy Tedesco
  • Sleight of Hand (Concord, 1992)
  • Burnin' (Concord, 1994)
  • Concord Jazz Guitar Collective (Concord, 1995) with Howard Alden, Frank Vignola
  • Like That (Concord, 1996) with Joey DeFrancesco
  • Live at Birdland One (Concord, 1997)
  • Full Circle (Concord, 1998) with Howard Alden
  • Live at Birdland Two (Concord, 1999)
  • Polarity (Concord, 2000) with Joe Beck
  • Two for the Road (Concord, 2000) with John Leitham
  • Midnight Blue (Concord, 2001)
  • Heading North (Concord, 2001) with Jack Wilkins
  • Solo (Guitar Sessions, 2004)
  • MB3 Jazz Hits, Volume 1 (2006) with Vic Juris & Corey Christiansen
  • Maplewood Avenue (Affiliated Artists, 2007)

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Art of Picking, Mel Bay
  • Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist
  • No Nonsense Jazz Guitar, Mel Bay, DVD


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