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bruceformanBruce’s guitar style has been an important part of the international jazz scene for more than two decades. He has been featured as leader as well as sideman at most of the prestigious festivals and concert venues throughout the world. His numerous recording and performing credits include the likes of Bobby Hutcherson, Ray Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Joe Henderson, Barney Kessel, and others. Known for bop-style phrasing and inventive harmonization, his ability to work in a variety of settings keeps him in constant demand.

His devotion to sharing his knowledge‚ particularly with children‚Äîhas been a constant throughout his career.He has served as artist in residence at numerous music workshops worldwide, has conducted seminars in conservatories and universities across four continents, is a Resource Team member for the IAJE and a longstanding member of the Monterey Jazz Festival Education Program.

In January 2000, he founded JazzMasters Workshop, a music-mentoring program that is free to student-age musicians. Through JazzMasters Workshops’ auspices, many of the world’s greatest touring and recording artists have had the opportunity to inspire and interact with the upcoming generation. In June 2003, the Jazz Journalist Association recognized this work by bestowing an award for Service To and Beyond Jazz.

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