Nick Bruno - Drums has been playing drums since he was 8 years old. He is the 5th generation American musician in
the Bruno family and seems to be following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, Tony Bruno from Boston who was a great maestro from the 1930's to the 1970's.Jazz and Popular Music Experience30 days after he first sat behind a set, Nick began doing combo work with his grandfather/trumpeter, joe Bruno Sr., his father/bassist, Joe Bruno Jr. and legendary educators/guitarist, Jack Petersen and Clarinetist, John LaPorta. Nick learned Dixieland from Drummer
Eddie Graham and would be featured with Joe Brunos Dixieland Hotdogs when he was 8 and would eventually replace
his Jazz legend/mentor when he was 12. With the help of his dad, grandfather, trombonist- Greg Neilsen, drummers Lenny Balistreri, Rich MacDonald, Bruce Lehman and Dickey Betts Drummer, James Varnado, Nick has developed into
a multi-instrumentalist. Nick also played trumpet in the in the final act while Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey "Greatest Show on Earth" Gold Unit while mom and dad were up on the band stand for 658 shows. After getting back
to Sarasota in 2006, Nick would become an original member and drummer along side Rodney Roques in the well known Jazz Juvenocracy. He is currently a Junior at Riverview High School and Plays snare in the drum-line, tuba and euphonium in the band, Drums, trombone and bass trombone in the jazz band. Nick has had drum set and snare instruction off and on since he was 8 with the exception of his time on tour with Ringling from 2004 through 2006.
Nick recently studied with Ruth Cahn at Eastman School of Music in Rochester. He currently Studies with Bruce
Lehman of the Sarasota Orchestra and Robert Mc Cormick of University of South Florida and the Florida Orchestra.