HE’S an award-winning musician whose talent has kept him at the top of his profession for 40 years.
Tomorrow, you can check for yourself the flawless technique, the great tone and superb sound that have enthusiasts applauding Bruce Adams as an outstanding trumpet player.
He will be at the Lawrence Batley Theatre at 8pm for a Cellar gig where he will head a quartet of top flight musicians in what promises to be an evening of swinging jazz.
Bruce’s national career began in the Sixties when Nat Gonela sponsored him on Hughie Green’s TV talent show, Opportunity Knocks, which he won.
Throughout the seventies and eighties, Bruce co-led a quintet and an 18-piece big band in Scotland with the saxophonist Bill Fanning. While playing in drummer George McGowans’ big band, he picked up a couple of major awards and many more followed.
In recent years, Bruce’s career has seen him tour extensively in Europe as well as in Canada and America. He’s much in demand as a guest soloist at festival but also works closely with Alan Barnes, co-leading their award winning quintet.
He was awarded the top trumpet prize at the British Jazz Awards in 2000/01 and currently holds the Marston's Pedigree jazz award as top British Jazz Trumpeter for 2006/07.
Bruce is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s world famous jazz club in London and his CV reads like a who’s who of the jazz world.
He’s played alongside some of the best-known individual artists in the business as well as with some of the top-line big bands including the Echoes of Ellington orchestra, Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, the Don Lusher Big Band as well as appearing in one of the final concerts with the legendary Ted Heath.
Tomorrow, Bruce will be heading a quartet which will feature the talents of John Horler on piano, Paul Morgan on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.
The music begins at 8pm. Tickets on 01484 430528.