BRUCE DUDLEY  is a Pianist, composer, and music educatoR. 

Since 2016  Bruce has been a Steinway artist.  Visit artist page:  Steinway Concert Artist

Bruce is Associate Professor of Music at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA:

Associate Professor of Music, Belmont University

He is also an Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Piano at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music in Nashville:

Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Piano at Vanderbilt University

 

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

25 piano etudes in idiomatic styles 

Recordings of 25 Piano Etudes in Idiomatic Styles can be heard at:  https://soundcloud.com/bruce-dudley-466906118/sets/25-piano-etudes-in-idiomatic

Published by Keuka Waters Music, this book is available for purchase by emailing Bruce at: bruce@brucedudley.com

 

 

Bruce has recorded four albums as a leader. CD's are available directly from him. 

Preview the DPSW Quartet Live album!

To Purchase Recordings by Bruce Dudley email request to: bruce@brucedudley.com

 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..

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.

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, Orneete Coleman, Billy Strayhorn, and Jimmy Rowles is featured.

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.

 

MEDIA to hear Bruce Dudley in performance:

Audio: 

DPSW Quartet live at Turner Hall, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University Feb. 10, 2014:

http://diglib.library.vbe.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/diglib-fulldisplay.pl?SID=20210206128443084&code=&code=bpa&RC=2541&Row=5

 

 BRUCE DUDLEY DOUBLE QUARTET plays Mostly Monk live at Turner Hall, Vanderbilt University Jan. 19, 2012:

http://diglib.library.vbe.proxy.library.vanderbilt.edu/diglib-fulldisplay.pl?SID=20210206128443084&code=&code=bpa&RC=2069&Row=7

 

Video:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxD-wJzC1Js

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ILS1FUVMxE

 

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

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnzWtzfsMxY

 

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

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_MjMXhTpY

 

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

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbkXeXvEEqA

 

Transcriptions of jazz piano master Phineas Newborn Jr.  transcribed by Dr. Bruce Dudley available at:

  www.phineasnewbornjr.org

 

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

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2018/DB1809/_art/DB1809.pdf

 

Doctoral Dissertation (2010):

 https://scholar.colorado.edu/concern/graduate_thesis_or_dissertations/1831ck14s

 

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