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Tony Guerrero &
West Coast Sound
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Jane Lynch
See Jane Sing
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

Spencer Day
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Calabria Foti and Bob McChesney
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Jason Feddy:
A Tribute to Joe Cocker
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

LA Transfer: A Tribute
to Manhattan Transfer

Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Gregg Karukas
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Eric Marienthal
Festival of Arts
Performance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

From Jobim to Jorge:
Great Composers of Bossa Nova
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Brian Bromberg
Festival of Arts

   On Demand Weekend

Kiki Ebsen:
Joni Mitchell Project
Peformance of the Month

   On Demand Weekend

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Brian Bromberg
Festival of Arts

  

Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

His first big break came in 1979 when Marc Johnson, the bassist with the great jazz pianist Bill Evans, heard Brian Bromberg play while on the road in Tucson. Several months later while on tour, Marc ran into legendary jazz saxophonist Stan Getz. Stan was looking for a new bass player and Marc told Stan about Brian. Brian auditioned for Stan and joined the Stan Getz quintet in December of 1979. Brian had just turned 19 and spent nearly a year touring the world with Stan and his band. Since then, Brian has toured, performed and or recorded with some of the greatest artists of our time including the likes of Arturo Sandoval, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Kirk Whalum, and Patrice Rushen.

Brian's solo career began with the release of his first album A New Day in 1986. Right from the beginning with this first release, critics noticed that Brian was different, doing things with the bass that had not been done before. Bromberg's reputation was starting to spread throughout the world. Smooth jazz radio took notice as well, breaking Brian into the format and charting with his first record.

A freak accident at his home a few years ago resulted in Brian breaking his back in two places with severe trauma. The fall nearly debilitated him requiring extensive rehabilitation to stand and walk, let alone cradle an upright bass properly or strap an electric bass on his back. He had reason to believe that he might never play music again, thus, the gravity of his latest acoustic jazz project Full Circle - one he says may well be “the most important record of my career.”

In addition to Brian’s success as a solo artist, he has developed quite a reputation as a producer. Brian certainly has evolved into a very respected voice in music industry. From smashing through the barriers of traditional bass, cutting edge bass design, to being recognized as a world-class producer, songwriter, and session musician. He keeps pushing the envelope to become the best that he can be and to keep pushing the boundaries. As Brian himself says, "There are no rules, just dreams".

This performance was originally recorded live on July 30, 2016, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.