Jazz \ Folk \ Classical / Art Music
Greg Bruce is a woodwind player, composer, and educator from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As a veteran of the indie, classical, jazz, and experimental music scenes of his hometown, he can be heard playing with a wide variety of groups and on numerous recordings. In addition to having thoroughly toured Eastern Canada, he has performed in the US and Europe.
His main creative output for the past several years has been composing for and leading the award-winning “world-beat-party-jazz” group, Ouroboros. In 2017, Greg was commissioned by the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra to write Spear and Sand, which was premiered in April 2018.
As an educator, Greg has been teaching privately for over 15 years. He has worked as a sessional instructor at Memorial University, adjudicated festivals and competitions, and has led numerous masterclasses and workshops, including his Horn Jam! series that teaches band students how to improvise in a group setting.
Currently, Greg is based out of Ontario where he is pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. As part of his research, Greg is composing for a new amplified-saxophone-feedback system that he invented, as well as studying jazz and classical approaches to electroacoustic saxophone.