Bruno Pelletier

Sunday, June 3rd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Bruno Pelletier Quartet
$15 donation requested; students $5

Guitarist Bruno Pelletier  leads a quartet featuring Rob Sudduth on saxophone, Ken Lenga on bass and Tom Hassett on drums, playing original composition and jazz standards.

Born in Paris, France in 1960, Pelletier grew up in a musical family  and was encouraged to be a musician at a young age. Bruno notes that it’s been said that his father had played with gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. “That is true,” he says. “However, it should be mentioned that they only played pool together…”

After studying guitar and Jazz Composition at the University of Miami, Florida, Bruno moved to San Francisco in 1987 where he now works as a free-lance guitarist, bandleader and educator. He has performed Yoshi’s with his own quartet, at the SF Museum of Modern Art, at local jazz festivals and at the Mill Valley International Film Festival, and has played with 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 Nuñez, J. 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 performed as a special guest with the Iranian band KIOSK and was featured on their 2010 album “Triple Distilled: Live at Yoshi’s San Francisco.” He travels regularly to New York City (where he lived in 1999-2000) and to Europe where he performs and presents workshops.

Learn more at http://brunojazz.com/

The video below features Bruno, Ken and Tom with reed player Matt Renzi playing an original composition of Bruno’s, “Keeping a Low Shade.”

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