"This man is as good as it gets. One of the greatest keyboard artists I’ve ever heard." - John Hammond
Here's What's Going On with the Bruce Katz Band
We have had an eventful and rewarding year, “getting the groove” as a band. It is an exciting time as I explore new musical territory with Aaron, Ray and I locking in with each other and surprising each other as well!
Highlights for the Bruce Katz Band this past year include playing the Berks Jazz Fest, the ZooFest in Lincoln, NE with Mavis Staples, headlining the Brasov Jazz and Blues Festival in the Transylvanian mountains of Romania, touring all over the U.S. and recording an album Don’t Give Up On The Blues with Giles Robson, the UK harmonica player/vocalist. This was recorded with the entire Bruce Katz Band collaborating with Giles and bassist Antar Goodwin at American Showplace Music. We played a Holiday tour in the Northeast and are planning worldwide tours in 2020 supporting this album!
I also recorded my first solo acoustic piano album, Solo Ride which was released on American Showplace Music in August of 2019. I wrote eleven of the twelve tunes for this album and I feel that in many ways this is one of my favorite musical ventures. It is a collection of the many types of music I love and I hope that you will take a listen. I'm honored that it was nominated for a 2020 Blues Music Award for Best Acoustic Blues album!
I’m excited to look into the future - we are starting to write new music for the next album, looking forward to tours and festivals in 2020! I hope to see you out there. Thanks for your support!