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We are all very excited about our new album, “Get your Groove!”, released on American Showplace Music label. I feel like this CD is our best one yet, combining our own approach to Blues, “Soul-Jazz” and “Jam Blues” music. There are ten original tunes, both vocal and instrumental and one classic blues tune, “Hesitation Blues”.


I have written a song on this CD entitled “Freight Train”, for my bandmate and friend Butch Trucks, the legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, who sadly left us in 2017. I wrote it, trying to write something that Butch would have loved to play. When we were getting ready to record, I asked Jaimoe, Butch’s drumming partner in the Allman Brothers to come to the studio and play along with us. I think we did Butch proud and I feel that this song is one of the highlights of the new album. Jaimoe ended up playing on two other tunes with us as well!

 

Chris Vitarello continues to contribute his brilliant guitar playing and singing on this album as well as several of his own tunes. Ray Hangen has been playing with us for the past two years and makes his Bruce Katz Band recording debut on the album.


I’m also very excited about a new instructional DVD coming out in 2018 that explores the piano style of Ray Charles. Titled “Play Like Ray”, it is a thorough examination of Ray’s trademark approach to playing blues, jazz and gospel piano. This is my second instructional DVD, joining “Breakthrough Blues Piano” www.freejazzlessons.com/breakthroughblues that was released in 2016.


I am also teaching privately at my studio in the Catskill Mountains of NY as well as doing Skype lessons. If interested, please write to brucekatzlessons@gmail.com.


Thanks for visiting this website and I hope to see you out on the road!

Our newest release “Get Your Groove!“.

You can order it and other CD´s on our

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Bruce Katz nominated for
"Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year"

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