Jim Bruno's songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Thad Cockrell, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAllister. 

As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt.  He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured five times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band for a number of years and often performed with Shawn as a duet.

He previously taught songwriting at Foothill College and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley. 

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Previous events

West Coast Songwriters Open Mic

Watermelon Music , 1970 Lake Blvd #1, Davis, California

I'll be the new host of the West Coast Songwriters Open Mic! Live music is coming back. All folks are welcome; members and non-members. There's no cover. This is not a competition. Let's all get together and share the songs we've been working on during this pandemic. See you then!

Virtual Concert for Josie's Place


Hello Folks,

This Saturday at 7pm there will be a virtual concert for Josie's Place, a great local non-profit. I'll be the MC and will perform along with 8 other outstanding performers.

You can access the benefit concert at that time on my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/jim.bruno.98 For those of you not on Facebook, don't worry, I will also send out a YouTube link via email, also at that time.

The performers, in alphabetical order, are as follows... Danny Allen Karen Almquist Wendy Beckerman Hiram Bell Jim Bruno Paul Griffiths Dennis Juarez Mick Shaffer Maurice Tani

Josie’s Place is a local non-profit that provides support in a safe and caring environment, to children, teens, and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area who are grieving a death of a family member or friend.

Learn more at https://josiesplace.org/

Please help us promote this event supporting a great organization doing really important work for our community.

I hope you can join us on Saturday!

Regards, Jim

Beatles Night Benefit Performance

Amado's , 998 Valencia Street, San Francisco

BEATLES NIGHT COMING UP ON JANUARY 11th! Coming up on January 11th at Amado's in San Francisco, Beatles Night for Josie's Place, a local non-profit that helps young people and their families to cope with grief. We've got ten great performers each doing two Beatle Songs including Wendy Beckerman, Karen Almquist, Dennis Fleming, Maurice Tani, Dennis Juarez, John Palme, Chris Jefferies, Mick Shaffer, Paul Griffths and me. We did this in September and it was so much fun that we had to do it again! Come on out and have a great time for a great cause. Amado's is at 998 Valencia in SF. Showtime is at 8pm. You can but tickets here https://bpt.me/4457305


Paul Griffiths CD Release Show with Special Guests; Jim Bruno, Michael McNevin and Meredith Edgar

The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street, San Francisco

I'm looking forward to being a special guest for Paul Griffiths' CD Release Show at one of my favorite venues. The Lost Church.


Beatles Night Benefit Performance

Noe Valley Ministry , 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco

This is going to be a very special night. Ten performers each doing two Beatle Songs and all of the money going to a great cause...Josie's Place, a non-profit organization that helps young people deal with grief. Please come! You'll have a great time and you'll be supporting a great organization.

Juliette's Calvalcade of Songwriters

Campbell, CA

Juliette McDonald presents another Round Robin Singer Song Writer house concert series, featuring some of the best singer songwriters of our day with local artist: Tom Gewecke, Paul Griffiths, Jim Bruno, Bob Greenhouse and Juliette McDonald. Please join us on Sunday, August 11th at 2:30 pm for a house concert in Campbell. $15 - $20 donation, kids half price, all- proceeds go to the artists. RSVP at mcdonaldjuliette@aol.com or (408) 373-6252 -- we expect to sell out. Please do feel free to pass this onto anyone you feel would be interested, but please RSVP -- we do want to have a happy and full group!!