Bruce Klauber

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12/17/14    Community Articles

One Astounding Cat: Alto Saxophonist Jon Katz

Jon Katz effectively combines influences of David Sanborn, Ornette Coleman and Johnny Hodges to create his own singular style.

12/13/14    Community Articles

"Pretty, Perky" Peggy King: Back on Top After Too Long an Absence

After a 40-year retirement, this 84-year old songstress is wowing audiences of all ages all over again.

11/29/14    Community Articles

The View From The Back of The Band: The Life and Music of Mel Lewis

Chris Smith has done a stellar job on his book, which tells of the music and the life of one of the most recorded--and outspoken--musicians in jazz history.


05/20/14    Community Articles

A Profile of Vocalist Corrine Mammana

Over the past few seasons, what was once the relatively sleepy and conservative borough of Lehigh Valley, PA, has become – surprise of surprises-- jazz friendly. Bethlehem’s annual Musikfest, running since 1984 with the claim of being the nation’s largest...

12/20/13    Albums

Frank DiBussolo's "Songs to Write Home About": Worth Writing Home About

Multi-talented jazz veteran and master guitarist Frank DiBussolo has only gotten better with age.

12/20/13    Albums

Frank DiBussolo's "Songs to Write Home About": Worth Writing Home About

Multi-talented jazz veteran and master guitarist Frank DiBussolo has only gotten better with age.


08/29/13    Community Articles

The Return of Peggy King

The legendary jazz songstress known as “pretty, perky Peggy King” had an impressive career before and after her mid-fifties tenure on George Gobel’s television program. Paying dues at the big band era’s end with the ensembles of Charlie Spivak and Ralph...


10/16/12    Community Articles

Jake Hanna: A Book About the Man Who Wrote the Book on the Integrity of Swing

A review of "Jake Hanna: The Rhythm and Wit of a Swinging Jazz Drummer"

09/13/12    Albums

Bassist Lee Smith's "Sittin' on a Secret": An Impressive Debut

A review of veteran bassist Lee Smith's new CD, "Sittin' on a Secret."

08/05/12    Community Articles


A re-cap of a recent town meeting, sponsored by the Philadelphia Jazz Coalition and Jazz Bridge.

08/02/12    Community Articles

Bernard Peiffer: Defining "Improvision"

A review of "Bernard Peiffer: Improvision," a new CD release from the late, great jazz piano master.


07/22/12    Community Articles

SInger Mary Ellen Desmond: The Most Refreshing Sound in Jazz

A review of singer Mary Ellen Desmond's recent appearance at Tavern17 in Philadelphia.

07/16/12    Community Articles

James Witherite: Big Band's Triple Threat

Arranger/composer and flugelhorn player James Witherite's recording with the Zeropoint Big Band is a superb outing on every front.

06/02/12    Community Articles

Knowing Bernard (Peiffer)

My personal and professional association with the late, great, French jazz pianist, Bernard Peiffer.

05/31/12    Community Articles

Andy Kahn Meets Vladimir Horowitz

Philadelphia jazz pianist Andy Kahn and Russian classical pianist Svetlana Smolina perform on Vladimir Horowitz's personal piano, and are interviewed on WRTI-FM about same by Jill Pasternak.

05/13/12    Community Articles

Julie Charnet: A Pure Swinger

Jule Charnet is a blues shouter and straight-ahead swinger whose sense of swing and purity of tone make her a joy to listen to.

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About Bruce Klauber


Dr. Bruce H. Klauber is the biographer of Gene Krupa, producer/writer of the Warner Brothers and Hudson Music "Jazz Legends" DVD series, a working jazz drummer and recording artist since childhood, and head of, one of the most valuable domain names and destinations in the industry. Klauber has accompanied Charlie Ventura, Milt Buckner, Jimmy Bruno, Pepper Adams, Bernard Peiffer and dozens of others. His 1998 recording, "Bruce Klauber Salutes the Legends of Jazz Drumming," charted in the Gavin Report Top Ten that year and reached the final stages of Grammy nominee consideration. Klauber is currently a jazz columnist for The Naples Daily News and several other Scripps-Howard publications in southwest Florida, and is regularly performing with noted trumpeter Bob Zottola and jazz vocalist Joy Adams.

Bruce Klauber joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 20, 2009