January 24th to February 15th 2024
Available for Concerts and Masterclass
Bruce Forman [guitar]
Marco Marzola [bass], Eric Bernard Kennedy [drums & vocal].
* Nico Menci [piano] on Quartet
Bruce Forman, acclaimed a “prodigious talent” by Down Beat and Bill Board, has developed his dazzling guitar signature over 20 plus years as a professional musician. Embracing the spirit of musical freedom expressed by bebop wizards Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and others, Bruce has cultivated what Option Magazine calls “a truly original style”.
Bruce Forman’s guitar style has been an important part of the international jazz scene for more than two decades.
He has been featured as leader as well as sideman at most of the prestigious festivals and concert venues throughout the world. His numerous recording and performing credits include the likes of Bobby Hutcherson, Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Stanley Turrentine, Freddie Hubbard, Richie Cole, Joe Henderson, Barney Kessel, Elvin Jones, George Cables, Woody Shaw, Tom Harrell, Mark Murphy and others. Known for his swinging bop-style phrasing and inventive harmonizations, his ability to work in a variety of settings keeps him in constant demand. His guitar work is featured throughout Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-winning flm, Million Dollar Baby, (2005 Million Dollar Baby, 2006 Flags of Our Fathers, 2007 Grace Is Gone)
“Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” Barney Kessel, Jazz Times
“Bruce Forman is a wonderful guitarist; extremely versatile and very musical…a frst-rate accompanist and soloist.” Kenny Burrell