Jimmy Bruno Visits Mary Pappert School of Music
Jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno visited campus this past Friday for a clinic and master class with Mary Pappert School of Music students. Bruno is a long-time friend of the jazz guitar faculty at the School of Music, and our students had the great fortune to not only hear from him, but to also hear him perform with our very own "Handyman" Joe Negri.
Mark Koch, Coordinator of Jazz Guitar said, "Jimmy Bruno is one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists. His playing style is immediately recognizable-beautiful fluid lines and incredible technique.
From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bruno is a master jazz guitarist and jazz educator. He has performed with the orchestras of Buddy Rich, Frank Sinatra, Anthony Newley, Doc Severinsen, and Lena Horne. Downbeat Magazine has also listed Jimmy Bruno as one of the top 75 guitarists of all time.
Both Bruno and Negri use Benedetto Guitars exclusively.
Bruno's visit is the latest in a series of master classes offered by guest clinicians to the jazz guitar department. Past clinicians have included Pat Martino, Mike Stern, Carl Verheyen, and many more. For a complete list of guests to the School of Music, click here.
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