Bruce Barth, piano
Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than thirty-five years. In addition to traveling widely performing his own music, he has also performed with revered jazz masters, and has collaborated with leading musicians of his own generation. Zan Stewart of the Newark Star-Ledger writes: "No one sounds quite like Barth. His solos are characterized by robust swing, his ability to tell a story, and by his rich, beguiling sound.”
Originally from Pasadena, California, Bruce arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1988, and soon started working in the bands of Stanley Turrentine and Terence Blanchard. Bruce has performed on over 135 recordings and movie soundtracks, including seventeen as a leader. He has brought his bands to major venues in the United States, Europe, and Japan; including New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and major festivals in UK, Spain, Sweden, and Portugal.
Bruce has been a member of the dynamic Terell Stafford Quartet for more than fifteen years, and has performed with such luminaries as Freddie Hubbard, Phil Woods, James Moody, Tony Bennett, and Steve Wilson.
His new trio recording, “Dedication,” released in September 2022 on Origin Records, is a heartfelt tribute to his long-time drummer, the late Montez Coleman.
Finally, Bruce is a dedicated teacher. He has been on the faculty of Temple University for more than twenty years. He also teaches at Columbia University, and has given master classes around the globe.