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Clifford M Brucker

Clifford M. Brucker

Cliff Brucker, Drummer-Percussionist, Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, Producer, Arranger and Educator.

Cliff has a B.M. in Music from The Crane School of Music at Potsdam State College and a M.S. in Music from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Cliff has been performing as a professional musician for over 40 years!  As a well-respected musician by his peers, Cliff has worked with some of the finest talent in the Capital District including the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Capital Region Wind Ensemble, and the Empire Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with a variety of internationally known jazz and pop artists including Aretha Franklin, Buddy Greco, Rex Richardson, Bob Mintzer and Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack.

Cliff is also an award-winning composer and producer of advertising jingles and multimedia production. His credits include Avis, National Hobby, and is the music behind New York State’s “C.S.E.A., We’re your Work Force!” He has written and produced the new official song of Schenectady called “Schenectady's the Place”.

Cliff has been a member of the music faculty at Schenectady County Community College for 15 years and previously The College of Saint Rose for 14 years. He is the 2015 recipient of the SUNY Chancellors Award for excellence in adjunct teaching. Cliff is an experienced lecturer in the fields of classical, jazz and rock music in addition to teaching theory, history, songwriting, improv methods and ensemble classes.

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Full Circle is my six piece jazz ensemble featuring world class musicians. We have recently released our 2nd CD entitled  Cliff Brucker Full Circle featuring Leo Russo Vol. 2

This project brings together once again world class musicians I have worked with over the past 35 years. The music on this CD is again interpretations of some of the classic jazz standards that musicians have been playing for decades plus one original composition written by our trumpet player entitled appropriately enough, “Full Circle”! I hope everyone will enjoy this very accessible and swinging recording!

The album of course features and celebrates the great sax player Leo Russo

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