Bruce is a Jazz saxophonist from the UK, also playing flute and clarinet. Since moving to hong kong in 2014 bruce has garnered a great reputation in the city as a versatile performer across many varied musical settings, and is very much in demand as both a performer and a teacher.
"Tai Hang Story" is the 2022 debut album of Tarboosh, a four piece ensemble of sax/clarinet, piano and handpans and various percussion. The album is available to stream on all the major platforms now.
"High on the mountain" is an album I recorded with the great UK pianist Robin Joiner back in 2012, just before I left the UK. It features nine pieces written by robin and myself, we premiered this original music at the 2012 manchester international jazz festival.
below is a selection of videos from my YouTube channel, many of these have been produced recently as a creative outlet during the covid 19 pandemic, which has put a stop to live music for much of 2020. Be sure to visit my youtube channel here and hit subscribe.
here are some of my own recordings of my original music in various settings, explore more on my soundcloudpage.
Bruce graduated from Salford University in 1995 where he studied saxophone with Andy Scott and Gerard McChrystal achieving a First class honours degree in Band Musicianship, and receiving the "Goff Richards" award for best jazz performer. Bruce has performed professionally throughout Europe and East Asia in a variety of settings, from small and large jazz bands, musicals, rock, soul and funk bands and all types of cabaret. Bruce has also recorded for a wide range of artists both in the UK and abroad.
Bruce has performed in, and lead many jazz ensembles, written music for various projects and has released several CDs, including the critically acclaimed "Dark Circles" solo album, and the saxophone-piano duet album "High on the Mountain" with UK based jazz pianist Robin Joiner. In 2022 Bruce co-founded the Band "Tarboosh" influenced by a unique blend of jazz, minimalist and soundtrack music. The band consists of sax/clarinet, Handpans and percussion and piano. Their debut album "Tai Hang Story" can be found on all major streaming platforms.
"I am passionate about music education and believe that music and the performing arts are vital in the education of all students. I love how music can instil confidence, discipline, determination and encourage collaboration in students allowing them to express themselves in a non-verbal way and to engage in the creative process.".
Bruce has over 20 years experience of teaching sax, flute and clarinet across a wide range of ages and abilities, both in schools and colleges, and privately. He has tutored many students through classical and jazz A.B.R.S.M. exams in both the UK and in Asia with consistently good results across all grades. He was formley head of instrumental studies at Dulwich College Seoul, and currently teaches woodwind at the prestigous Kellett International School in Hong Kong.
The debut album by Tarboosh "Tai Hang Story" is now out. It is available as a physical CD or can be streamed on all Major platforms including Spotify, Apple music and Amazon. The album has had a great reception, and we are looking forward to playing some Hong Kong dates during September and October
I'm excited to announce that I will be performing with not one, but two bands at this years Gold Coast Jazz Festival. On Saturday afternoon Tarboosh are performing between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Shortly after, at 4:00pm I will playing with the incredible Colombian conguero master, Alonso Gonzalez in his "Quantico Latino" band.
Visit the website below for more information and to see the rest of the line-up for the festival.
Gold Coast Chillin Jazz Fest 2023
please feel free to contact me, either by phone or whatsapp on +852 5307 6630 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any enquiries about bookings, lessons or any other saxophone related questions
please feel free to contact me, either by phone or whatsapp on +852 5307 6630 or by email at email@example.com if you have any enquiries about bookings, lessons or any other saxophone related information.