Bruno Pelletier, guitar
Matt Renzi, saxophone
Ken Lenga, bass
Tom Hassett, drums
Bruno Pelletier-BacquaertÂ was born in Paris, France in 1960. He says, “I grew up in a musical family and was encouraged at an early age to develop a talent as a composer and instrumentalist.”
Note: Bruno asserts, “It has been said that my dad had played with gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. That is true. However, it should be mentioned that they only played pool together…”
Since 1987, Bruno has been in San Francisco, where he’s built a career as a jazz musician. Â Along the way, he’s Â played with a who’s who of wonderful musicians — Buddy Collette, Sonny Simmons, Norah Jones, Bruce Dunlap, Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, John Zorn), Reid Anderson (The Bad Plus), Jenny Scheinman, Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas, Kenny Wollesen (Bill Frisell), Phillip Greenlief, Flip NuÃ±ez, Jerry Granelli, Adam Levy (Tracy Chapman, Joey Baron, Norah Jones), percussionist Mingo Lewis (from Santana), African World Beat group Zekele Sounds and the Broun Fellinis.
He still travels regularly to New York City (where he lived in 1999-2000) and to Europe where he performs and presents workshops.
At Bird & Beckett, he’ll perform with Matt Renzi on saxophone, Ken Lenga on bass and Tom Hassett on drums. Expect an exquisite and sophisticated evening of jazz.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
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