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Tuesday, August 1, 2023
6:00 PM
Education Event

Master Class: Bruce Forman – Learning Tunes

All Ages
Masks are welcome. The café and bar will not be open at this event. Thank you!

A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader (including his newest release, Junkyard Duo); countless sideman recordings including Ray Brown, Bobby Hutcherson, Roger Kellaway; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films (most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby); producer, arranger, educator-in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Department…when does Bruce Forman rest?!

Deep immersion in American culture inspires guitarist Forman to contribute to the traditions that he draws from. Formanism (his trio project); original works like The Red Guitar; his popular podcast with Scott Henderson: GuitarWank; Cow Bop and the “road challenges” down historic byways like Route 66; JazzMasters Workshops; his newest project: Junkyard Duo…these are only the latest answers to the endless questions that underlie Forman’s creativity. His music and life reflect every step of his journey and demonstrate the awareness of an artist whose very much at home in the world, and at the top of his form.

Learning Tunes: Why…and more importantly…how! will help you devise a strategy for learning and retaining songs; how to hear, understand, and remember repertoire; and learn how to cross reference the information to make it universally applicable in your playing.

Can’t make it in-person? You can join virtually! Click here to register.



Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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