Jim Bruno is a Northern California based published songwriter. Songs he’s written or co-written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Thad Cockrell, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAlister.
As a performing songwriter he’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the San Francisco Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and the Madame Guitar Festival in Tricesimoa, Italy and has toured many times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band and often performed with Shawn as a duet.
He has signed numerous song publishing agreements. Among others these publishers include Bug Music and the Welk Music Group in Los Angeles, and Largo Music in New York. In addition to his having his own publishing company, Jimmy Bruno Music, as a songwriter he currently has a music publishing agreement with Universal Music Group. He is an affiliated Publisher and Songwriter with BMI and the Harry Fox Agency.
He previously taught songwriting courses at Foothill College in Los Altos Hill, CA and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA.