Jimmy Bruno

Jimmy Bruno

born on 22/7/1953 in Philadelphia, PA, United States

Jimmy Bruno

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Jimmy Bruno (born July 22, 1953) is an American jazz guitarist from Philadelphia.


Born in Philadelphia, Bruno started playing guitar at the age of 7. He began his professional career at the age of 19, touring with Buddy Rich.[1] He played for many years in Los Angeles before returning to Philadelphia.

He counts as influences Johnny Smith, Hank Garland, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow, Wes Montgomery, Howard Roberts, Jim Hall, and Pat Martino.[2]

In March, 2011 he opened Jimmy Bruno's Guitar Workshop,[3] a web site that allows students to learn from him through video lessons. A student can watch videos of Bruno teaching, record a video, and then send it to him for his review.


  • Sleight of Hand (Concord Jazz, 1992)
  • Burnin' (Concord Jazz, 1994)
  • Concord Jazz Guitar Collective with Howard Alden, Frank Vignola (Concord Jazz, 1995)
  • Like That with Joey DeFrancesco (Concord Jazz, 1996)
  • Live at Birdland (Concord Jazz, 1997)
  • Live at Birdland 2 (Concord Jazz, 1999)
  • Polarity with Joe Beck (Concord Jazz, 2000)
  • Two for the Road with Jennifer Leitham (2000)
  • Midnight Blue (Concord Jazz, 2001)
  • Solo (Guitar Sessions, 2004)
  • Maplewood Avenue (Affiliated Artists, 2007)[4]

Selected bibliography

  • Art of Picking, Mel Bay
  • Six Essential Fingerings for the Jazz Guitarist
  • No Nonsense Jazz Guitar, (Hot Licks Video, DVD)
  • Inside Outside Jazz Guitar, (Hot Licks Video, DVD)


  1. ^ Cincinnati Jazz Guitar Society interview
  2. ^ Modern Guitars Magazine interview Archived 2007-02-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Jimmy Bruno's Guitar Workshop
  4. ^ "Jimmy Bruno | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

External links

  • Official site
  • Jimmy Bruno at AllMusic

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