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Bruce Gertz

Boston based musician/bassist in demand

About Me

Award winning bassist/composer. Performed, toured and recorded with many well known artists. Also professor/bass Berklee College of Music 1976 to present. Recipient of National Endowment For the Arts, Jazz Performance grant. Author, Let's Play Rhythm, Adavnce music, Mastering the Bass 1&2, Mel Bay. Walkin & 22 Contemporary Melodic Studies, Bass, Bruce Gertz Music. Member of International Society of Bassists, A.S.C.A.P. N.A.R.A.S. and other musical organizations. Has 30+year history performing and recording with Jerry Bergonzi. Married with two children.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it is an opportunity to express myself to everyone. I was first exposed to jazz in high school. The best show I ever attended was Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, and Jack DeJohnette Boston's Symphony Hall in 1975. The first jazz record I bought was either Charles Mingus's Blues and Roots or Cannonball and Coltrane. My advice to new listeners keep an open mind and listen without any preconceptions. Beauty is everywhere including jazz and only need be discovered through an open mind.