Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm in the Park Theater
& New Year’s Allstar Jam-Session on Dec 31, 2016 at midnight
Brian Bromberg grew up in a family of musicians and artists. His father and brother played the drums, so Brian started playing them as well. He was 2,5 years old, beating up the furniture and banging on anything that didn’t move. Aged 13, he began his professional career as a drummer. At around the same time, the director of his school orchestra (where Brian did not play drums, but cello – not very successfully…) came to him and said: “You see that big bass in the corner? Nobody is playing it. Don’t you want to play that big cool bass over there?” Maybe, the director just wanted to stop Brian “sawing his cello in half”, but that day was a blessing in disguise. Brian knew that playing the bass was going to be his path. After years of strict practice regimen, devoting all his time to music, playing every type of gig imaginable, Brian has evolved into a respected voice in music industry, smashing through the barriers of how the bass is supposed to be played. He performs on both electric and acoustic instruments. His technically demanding style ranges from funny and funky to wild and crazy or swinging to mellow and soothing. He can play two- and three-note chords on demand, he can sound like four players at once and he can make bass sound like a guitar. The Grammy nominated bassist has toured, performed and recorded with great artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Christina Aguilera, Dean Martin, Dianna Krall, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Jerry Lewis, Kenny G, Lee Ritenour, Michael Bublé, Rene Olstead and Sting. In addition to his success as a solo artist, he is also being recognized as a world-class songwriter, session musician and producer.
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