Jim Bruno's songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Thad Cockrell, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAllister. 

As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt.  He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured five times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band for a number of years and often performed with Shawn as a duet.

He also teaches songwriting at Foothill College and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. 

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Previous events

Juliette's Calvalcade of Songwriters

Campbell, CA

Juliette McDonald presents another Round Robin Singer Song Writer house concert series, featuring some of the best singer songwriters of our day with local artist: Tom Gewecke, Paul Griffiths, Jim Bruno, Bob Greenhouse and Juliette McDonald. Please join us on Sunday, August 11th at 2:30 pm for a house concert in Campbell. $15 - $20 donation, kids half price, all- proceeds go to the artists. RSVP at mcdonaldjuliette@aol.com or (408) 373-6252 -- we expect to sell out. Please do feel free to pass this onto anyone you feel would be interested, but please RSVP -- we do want to have a happy and full group!!


Jim Bruno

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SFSU Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Calpine, CA

I'll be teaching a Songwriting Workshop taking place over a weekend, July 13 - 15. Join me at the beautiful San Francisco State Sierra Field Campus near Calpine, CA. You'll sleep in tent cabins and all your meals are prepared for you.

The class starts on Friday evening, July 13th then goes all day on Saturday and ends on Sunday at noon. For those of you inclined to perform, we'll be presenting a concert for the rest of the campers on Saturday evening.

For more information about the camp please go to https://sierra.sfsu.edu/

For more information about the class please click https://sierra.sfsu.edu/node/37


Jim Bruno

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Freight and Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

I'll be teaching a songwriting class this summer at the Freight. It will be the usual six weeks starting July 10th. You can now take the class either online or in the classroom on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.


Jim Bruno

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Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA

I'll be teaching my songwriting classes this Summer Quarter at Foothill College; The Songwriting Workshop (MTEC 88A), Modern Song Composition (MTEC 88B) and Advanced Song Structure (MTEC 88C). The class is six weeks long and you can take it online or in the classroom on Monday afternoons at 2pm. Financial Aid is available.

You can learn more about the class at https://songclass.wordpress.com/

You can learn more about enrolling at Foothill College https://foothill.edu/reg/

You can learn more about my background at www.JimBrunoMusic.com

If you any other questions or concerns please send me an email and I'll get right back to you.

The class starts July 3rd but if you're interested at all please be sure to enroll asap.