BRUCE DUDLEY  Pianist, composer, and music educatoR.  

Steinway artist.  Visit artist page:  Steinway Concert Artist

Associate Professor of Music, Belmont University. Visit faculty page: Bruce Dudley


 Now available!  a book of piano etudes for pianists of all backgrounds (intermediate to advanced): 

25 piano etudes in idiomatic styles 

Published by Keuka Waters Music, this book is available for purchase:

       Digital download - click "BUY" here: Buy Etudes

          For hard copies - email Bruce at:

Recordings of 25 Piano Etudes in Idiomatic Styles can be heard at:


Bruce has recorded four albums as a leader. CD's are available directly from him, or from Apple Music: BUY DIGITAL MUSIC

To Purchase CDs of Recordings by Bruce Dudley email request to:

 DPSW Quartet Live - Released in 2019 and recorded in 2014 at Nashville Jazz Workshop, this album features tenor saxophonist Jesus Santandreu (Valencia, Spain), bassist/composer Jonathan Wires (Nashville), drummer Derrek Phillips (Nashville), and pianist/composer Bruce Dudley performing extended renderings of compositions by Dudley and Wires. Listen here:


The Solo Sessions -  Released in 2012 by Jazz Music City, this album of solo piano features Bruce Dudley playing 7 original compositions and works by John Lennon, Jimmy Van Heusen, Dominique Borker, and Arthur Schwartz. Listen here:


Mostly Monk -  Released 2010, this album features a Double Quartet consisting of a string quartet with piano (Bruce Dudley), bass (Jim Ferguson and Roger Spencer), drums (Jim White), and tenor saxophone (Don Aliquo.)  Along with 7 compositions by Thelonious Monk, music by Dudley, Ornette Coleman, Billy Strayhorn, and Jimmy Rowles is featured. Listen here:


Semblance - Released in 1997, this album was recorded in Houston, Texas and features drummer Sebastian Whittaker and bassists David Craig and Eric Late.  Standards, jazz classics, and originals are featured on this album, which was nominated for best jazz instrumental album for the Nashville Music Awards in 1998. Listen here:


MEDIA to hear Bruce Dudley in performance


"C Jam Blues"  (Ellington) with Rahsaan Barber (duo):


"Free" (Coleman) with Bruce Dudley Double Quartet:


"Single Petal of a Rose" (Ellington) solo piano:


"Black and Tan Fantasy" (Ellington) with Barber Brothers:


"Isfahan" (Strayhorn) with Bruce Dudley Septet (strings):



Transcriptions of jazz piano master Phineas Newborn Jr.  

Transcribed by Dr. Bruce Dudley available at:


 "Reharmonization Techniques of the Masters"  An article of mine… DOWNBEAT - Sept. 2018 (pages 86-87):

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