Bruce Dunlap

Sep 11, 2019

Bruce Dunlap
Credit Gabriella Marks. New Mexico Tourism

Sunday Night Jazz Showcase

Program #266 (September 8 at 8:00 p.m.)

Bruce Dunlap has played the guitar since age 3. He has captured audiences worldwide with his facile command of the technique and poetry of the acoustic guitar.

Having recorded several critically acclaimed CDs (Chesky Records) and a recent CD with the group Medicine Show, Bruce's "shimmering portraits" as Jazz Times called them, often sound like they are being played by more than one guitarist. Bruce draws on jazz, classical and ethnic traditions to create what Jazziz Magazine called "a stirring, intellectually satisfying collection of pieces that have the grace and emotional import of fine poetry."

Bruce has performed and/or recorded with: Fred Hersch, Paul McCandless, Howard Levy, Glen Velez, Alan Arkin, Eddie Daniels, Herbie Mann, Victor Lewis, Eddie Gomez, Kevin Hayes, Art Lande, Mark Copland, Dave Grusin, Bob James, Gil Goldstein, Harvey Mason, Eddie Harris, Grover Washington, Mel Lewis, Airto Moriea, Ernie Watts, Alan Pasqua and many others.

Bruce is also the Director of the non-profit GiG Performance Space in Santa Fe.

As a concert presenter Bruce has presented Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, Kenny Werner, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Paul McCandless, The Paul Winter Consort, Oscar Castro-Neves, Marc Copland, Kurt Elling, Romero Lubambo, Dori Caymmi, Robben Ford, Kevin Mahogany, Tuck and Patti, Eric Johnson, Cyrus Chestnut, David Sanchez, Raul Midon, Bill Frisell, Howard Levy, Fred Hersch, Eliane Elias, The Yellowjackets , George Butler, Herbie Mann, Eddie Daniels, Ravi Coltrane, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Marc Johnson, Kevin Mahogany and many others.

(provided by Bruce Dunlap)