Bruns Collective with Kevin Baché

An 8-piece crossover jazz ensemble featuring L.A.s top jazz musicians handpicked by drummer, bandleader, and producer Bruns. They showcase a virtuosic 3-piece horn section, a highly versatile rhythm section, and powerful lead vocals by singer/songwriter Kevin Baché [bah-shay].

 

Their music, while rooted in the jazz tradition, is influenced by a variety of genres and features unique arrangements by Bruns based on his folkloric drumming field-research from around the world.

 

They perform at L.A.’s top jazz venues including Catalina, Vibrato, and Vitello’s and various city of L.A. events including “Jazz at

LACMA”​ and “Meet Me at Reed”. They toured Japan in April of 2017 and again by popular demand in July of 2019.

 

Their most recent albums “Live at Catalina”​ and “Cherry Avenue” (produced by Bruns for the Panout Music Group™ label) were Top-10 charting, and aired on 300+ radio stations nationwide. “Cherry Avenue” enjoyed radio play on L.A.’s K-JAZZ 88.1FM for over a year. The group has garnered numerous positive press and media reviews.

Musicians

Jason Lee Bruns – drums

Bruns

Drums

Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial.

Kevin Baché – vocals

Kevin Baché

Vocals

David Bowie, Steve Miller, Music Faculty.

Ron Blake – trumpet

Ron Blake

Trumpet

Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day, Ziggy Marley.

Alex Hahn – Sax

Alex Hahn

Alto & Soprano Sax

Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA.

Fabio de Souza

Fabio de Souza

Trombone

Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum.

Benjamin Thomas (4×3)

Benjamin Thomas

Guitar

Jazz Masters CalArts, The Happy Maladies, Shandy & Eva & Natália Spadini.

Mahesh (Meet Me At Reed)

Mahesh Balasooriya

Piano

Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter.

Luca Alemmano

Luca Alemmano

Bass

Dave Koz, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Special Guests

Katisse Buckingham – flute

Katisse Buckingham

Flute

Prince, Anchorman ``Jazz Flute” scene, yellow jackets.

6. Brandon Fields – tenor sax

Brandon Fields

Tenor Sax

George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles.

Tribute

Zane Musa

sax (d. Feb. 2,2015) – RIP to this legendary sax player and amazing person. A founding member of this band who also played with Jimmy Kimmel Live, Carson Daily Show, Christina Aguilera, Arturo Sandoval, John Mayer, Macy Gray and many others.

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