Joe Bruno Jr.

Joe Bruno Jr's musical roots stretch back to the dawn of the last century, when live music performance was more than mere entertainment, but art. This drives Bruno to perform regularly at area venues on a regular basis with his father, Joe Bruno Sr, Trumpet, son, Nick Bruno, Percussionist and wife Christine Allen-Bruno, Pianist. in various musical capacities.

Being a fourth generation popular American musician, Joe Jr. followed vicariously in his  forefather's footsteps, first playing bass with his father in his teenage years, then later adding Tuba and Acoustic Bass in the U.S. Navy Band as a performing musician. Through the 80's, during and after the Navy Band Bruno performed on the road dozens of stars and bands playing styles of  Dixieland, Las Vegas Shows, Pop, Rock, Funk, Nashville, R&B, Blues and Jazz, 1920's through 90's etc.., Spending his career developing a repertoire of thousands of popular songs that he can play by ear.

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Joe Jr. split time as a stock broker in Sarasota during the 1990s while co-founding The Bruno Connection and Joe Bruno's Dixieland Hot Dogs. He recently toured North America with his wife and son with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Band from 2004-2006.