Bruce Barth Trio
Bruce Barth piano · Mark Hodgson double bass · Stephen Keogh drums.
With over three decades of experience, Bruce Barth is one of the most sought-after pianists in the New York scene since the late ’80s, when he began his career as a sideman for Stanley Turrentine and Terence Blanchard. Since then, he has participated in 135 recordings and worked with luminaries such as Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, the Marsalis brothers, Terell Stafford, Tony Benett, James Moody, Luziana Souza, and many others. He is, in fact, one of the most prominent jazz musicians of his generation, an iconic figure in the New York scene, and a solo artist with a brilliant career. With 18 titles as a leader, he has collaborated with illustrious partners and recorded in venues such as the Village Vanguard. In the words of Zan Stewart, musician and journalist, “no one else sounds like him.” Bruce Barth returns to Jamboree, where he has performed several times, to play in a trio formation and present a repertoire of his own compositions; pieces that showcase his lyrical style with “robust swing” (Stewart) and a contemporary vision of modern jazz.