Bruce Katz, a 3 time Blues Music Award nominee for "Piano Player of the Year," is a legendary keyboardist who has released 6 CDs as a leader and appeared on nearly 70 others CDs with the likes of Ronnie Earl, John Hammond, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Jimmy Witherspoon and many, many others. He also tours regularly as a member of the Gregg Allman Band and the Delbert McClinton Band.
The Bruce Katz Band blurs the lines between blues, "soul-jazz", rock and New Orleans-inspired roots music. They combine exciting instrumental jams and vocal tunes with their original, trademark sound, blending the B3 organ and guitar.
Band's Newest CD, Live! At The Firefly is out and available
on Brown Dog Music/VizzTone Label!!
Newest Release! - "Project A" CD on the Anzic Records label, a collection of songs associated with Aretha Franklin featuring members of the Bruce Katz Band, Jerry Jemmott on bass and co-led by Bruce Katz and saxophonist Joel Frahm. See the "News" page for more info!
Musicians and Critics are raving about The Bruce Katz Band! Here is a small sampling:
can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he's a heavy!"
- Gregg Allman
"This man is
as good as it gets. One of the greatest keyboard artists I've ever heard."
- John Hammond
"Now that's a piano player!"
- Pinetop Perkins
his jazz-meets-blues chops on both the Hammond B-3 organ and piano, with the
results sounding something like a progressive, post-bop jazz group heavily
into early-period Ray Charles......rootsy and intelligent improvisational
- Matt Collar, All Music Guide To Blues
"Katz is a killer on the B-3!" - Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
Bruce proudly endorses:
- Chris Vitarello ( www.chrisvitarello.com )
- VizzTone Music( www.vizztone.com )
- Ralph Rosen (www.ralphrosen.com )
- Gregg Allman ( www.greggallman.com )
- Valley Entertainment ( www.valley-entertainment.com
- Debbie Davies ( www.debbiedavies.com
- Oceanside Talent ( www.oceansidetalent.com )
- Bruce Katz Band Facebook (www.facebook.com/brucekatzmusic)