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Bruce Saunders

Currently an Associate Professor of Music at Berklee College of Music where he has taught since 1992. He is on the faculty of The New School in New York city and at New York University. Has presented numerous clinics worldwide including the International Jazz Seminar in Xalapa, Mexico, clinics in Bogota, Medellin, Bucaramanga and Baranqilla, Colombia, the Berklee Guitar Sessions and the Maine Jazz Camp. He is the author of Pentatonics (click to browse), Modern Blues and Melodic Improvising for Guitar (all Mel Bay Publications). He is currently writing a two volume series: 1) Diminished 2) Whole-tone & Augmented which will be published by Mel Bay


Article: Extended Analysis

Suzi Stern: Romancing the Dark

Read "Suzi Stern: Romancing the Dark" reviewed by Geannine Reid

When a jazz singer is able to combine skills as a poet, composer, arranger and singer, what type of music is the result? Folk/Jazz/World; but of course! That is the underlying theme throughout Suzi Stern's CD, Romancing the Dark. The Austin based singer has a diverse history of collaborations, working with artist such as: Joe Henderson, ...


News: Event

12 Hour Non-stop Improvisation Will Raise Money For Austin Non-profit

12 Hour Non-stop Improvisation Will Raise Money For Austin Non-profit

JAMGASM 2 - Super Session, breaking the music marathon improvisation record for Austin and Texas! An event to raise needed funds for the non-profit Diverse Arts Culture Works. Carousel Lounge 1110 East 52nd Street, Austin, Texas March 1st – noon to midnight. Featruing: Willie Oteri, Chris Maresh, Brannen Temple, Ephraim Owens, Joshua Thomson, Bruce Saunders, Dave ...


Article: Live Review

Norm Zocher: Cambridge, MA, December 6, 2011

Read "Norm Zocher: Cambridge, MA, December 6, 2011" reviewed by Andrew J. Sammut

Norm Zocher Outpost 186 Cambridge, MA December 6, 2011 Norm Zocher is well known for his guitar work on Boston's forward-thinking jazz scene, as well as gigs with Maria Schneider, Steve Lacy, Bob Brookmeyer, Esperanza Spalding and local mainstay the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, all between teaching at ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Jacob Wise

Read "Take Five With Jacob Wise" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Jacob Wise:A native of Austin, Texas, guitarist Jacob Wise began playing in blues and jazz bands while a student at the University of Texas. His warm, contemporary guitar sound has been featured with a wide variety of Texan jazz artists. He is currently working on a master's degree in jazz performance at the ...



Label: Mel Bay Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Two Piers; Another Happy Drinking Song; Squib; Grim; Half Right; Keyed In; Litany; Stately.


Article: Album Review

Bruce Saunders: 8x5

Read "8x5" reviewed by John Barron

The evolving jazz musician is one who refuses to rest on past laurels. The examples of Miles Davis and John Coltrane quickly come to mind as stalwarts on a never ending quest for fresh sounds. Even with a handful of releases under his own name and an impressive list of sideman credentials, jazz guitarist Bruce Saunders ...



Label: Mel Bay Records
Released: 2006


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