Gary Bruno

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New Jersey native, Gary Bruno began studying guitar at age seven. He showed an interest in music at the age of five with Drums leading the way. Soon after, the drums were put aside to make way for guitar. Taking weekly lessons Gary almost immediately showed prodigious technique and a hunger for learning music. Gary attributes this early desire to his Mom & Dad providing him with a radio which... more

New Jersey native, Gary Bruno began studying guitar at age seven. He showed an interest in music at the age of five with Drums leading the way. Soon after, the drums were put aside to make way for guitar. Taking weekly lessons Gary almost immediately showed prodigious technique and a hunger for learning music. Gary attributes this early desire to his Mom & Dad providing him with a radio which seemed to go everywhere with him as early as age three. He went to sleep with music on and awoke much the same. After a short period of guitar lessons Gary began to learn the songs of the day from the radio. While he was taught to read music the immediate need for it took a backseat to learning pop music from his trusty radio.By age thirteen Gary had his first professional job with his band. Hired by a family friend to play a Christmas Party, that job was the first of what would become a livelihood for the better part of the next twenty-five plus years. In addition to performing, Gary maintained a rigorous teaching schedule and by junior year in High School Gary was playing three to four nights a week as well as teaching. All four years of High School also found Gary playing first chair in the Local Jazz Ensemble and winning outstanding soloist awards two of the four years. After High School Gary began to get calls for recording sessions from unsigned local songwriters and local producers creating jingles for radio advertisements. Local club dates with bands served as Garys night job, and the days found him teaching, recording and studying guitar. These club dates kept Gary within the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania area with occasional travel elsewhere. On a recommendation from a friend Gary landed a seat in the Dave Mason Band, which took his playing to a National & International level. This led to playing Greenpeace concerts with John Denver. In his travels Gary found himself drawn to warmer weather, which brought him to Las Vegas playing the Las Vegas Strip as much as six nights a week. After leaving Las Vegas, (no movie or song innuendos please) Gary settled in Southern California where he currently resides. Considering himself a forever student of music and guitar, Garys future plans include composing, recording & performing. He has toured, recorded or played with:

John Denver
Dave Mason
Line Drive
Gordon James
Karen Gallinger
Theo Bishop
Brian Krinek
Mo Leaveritt
Tommy Conners
The Alex Taylor Quartet
Scott Smith
Ray Genovese
The Eagles Nest Choir
Johnny Angel
The Imports
Candie
John Ferraro
The Ron Kobayashi Trio
Missy Krueger
Messenger Project
Harry Smith
Evan Stone
Ernie Nunez
Kenny Loggins
Jimmy Hopper

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