Open Mind Jazz

Great, Soulful, Improvisational Jazz!

January 2014

As an award winning bassist and composer Bruce Gertz is the recipient of National

Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performance Award Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Musical Composition Award and numerous awards for outstanding Bassist from Boston Music Awards, A.S.C.A.P. Plus Popular Awards plus multiple recognition awards from The International Association of Jazz Educators and the Jazz Education Network, Bruce also serves as a Professor of Bass at Berklee College of Music since 1976. He is on the advisory board of the International Society of Bassists and serves as an adjudicator at the Clark Terry UNH Jazzer's Festival.

Bruce has performed and recorded with such artists as Gary Burton, Jerry Bergonzi, John

Abercrombie, Joey Calderazzo, Kenny Werner, Mick Goodrick, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Billy Hart,

George Garzone, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, Joe Lovano, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and many others.

Author of six books with play-alongs and contributing editor to Bass World Magazine.

As a bandleader B.G. has recorded 20+ albums. His latest quartet, release received four stars in Downbeat, December, 2017