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Bruce Wallace

During his busy career, Bruce has played not only the role of consummate side man, but being the superb bassist that he is, he can also solo, and has led and managed both jazz and rock ‘n’ roll groups. Early on, he served as the sound engineer on several projects for a recording studio in Los Angeles, and also did some producing for “Fat Chance Recording.” He has played on many jingles and demo recordings for various artists, and more recently he co-produced and performed in a jazz CD entitled “Soiree”.

Bruce was born in Pittsburgh, studied trombone privately in high school, and eventually majored in trombone and minored in bass at Duquesne University School of Music. But soon his love of the bass and his overwhelming propensity for jazz won out. From then on he played upright bass, electric bass, and tuba professionally. Because of Bruce’s skill at reading, his rote knowledge of a vast number of tunes, his feel for all styles, and his improvisational prowess, he has been able to play for and accompany a wide variety of artists and orchestras



Performance / Tour

A Jazz Matinee with Larry Camp, Marty Morell, Bruce Wallace

A Jazz Matinee with Larry Camp, Marty Morell, Bruce Wallace

Source: Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes

Bassist Bruce Wallace opened the South County Jazz Club's 2014-15 concert season Friday afternoon with a top-notch trio whose members had never worked together in this personnel grouping. It featured guitarist Larry Camp and drummer Marty Morell, best known in jazz circles for his seven-year stint in pianist Bill Evans' trio from 1968 to 1975. Musically, it was a fine, and poignant, afternoon at the Venice (FL) Art Center. This was Wallace's third consecutive season opener for the jazz club. ...

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