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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This will be a special Birthday performance! My friends Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan will be performing as well. You'll love Claudia and Bruce. Great songs and a great sense of humor. Come to the show and go out in North Beach for dinner. Come and help us celebrate!

Madame Guitar Festival, Tricesimo, Italy

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Madame Guitar Festival , Tricesimo, Italy

I'll be performing in the Madame Guitar Festival in Tricesimo, Italy north of Venice. Madame Guitar is one of the most famous acoustic guitar festivals in Italy. It has been held since 2006 on the 4th weekend of September in Friuli, in Tricesimo (4 km from the Udine Nord motorway exit) and has seen the participation of some of the greatest international interpreters of the six strings.


I'm really looking forward to performing in the bandshell in Golden Gate Park! I'm proud to be included in the great songwriters series presented by Illuminate Live in association with SF Parks Alliance and SF RPD present: Illuminate Live - Wednesday Singer/Songwriter Series

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