|Band Members and Bios|
Bass legend Bunny Brunel has performed and recorded with a “who's who” list of music industry giants. Notables include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams , Jack Dejohnette, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Stanley Clarke, Dizzy Gillespie, Ziggy Marley, Gloria Estefan, Larry Coryell, Al Dimeola, Mike Stern, Joe Farrell, Michel Polnareff and a list too numerous to mention here. Besides his work as a performer, he is equally at home in the roles of composer, arranger, producer and designer. As a soundtrack composer Bunny collaborated with Clint Eastwood in creating the main theme (Claudia's theme) for the award winning film, "The Unforgiven.” He also worked on several TV shows, including the popular series "Highlander.” In 2007 Bunny was the music director of France’s highest grossing tour of mega-pop star Michel Polnareff. “Ze Tour” was attended by over 3 million people. This production received The Victoire de la Musique (France’s equivilent of The Grammy) for best live performance. Bunny has released eight wonderful solo albums; Touch, Ivanhoe, Mometum, Dedication, Fpor You To Play, LA Zoo, and his latest Café Au Lait. Bunny produces and performs with the group CAB with fusion giants with Tony MacAlpine, Virgil Donati, Brian Auger, Patrice Rushen and Dennis Chambers, releasing 4 albums, CAB, CAB2, CAB4, CAB Live and Theatre De Marionnettes. CAB2 received a Grammy Nominattion for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album.” These projects highlight his beautiful compositions and melodic solos and show off breathtaking bass lines.
For more info visit his website at: bunnybrunel.com.
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For more info visit his website at: virgildonati.com.Patrice Rushen
Multi-Grammy-nominated artist, PATRICE RUSHEN, is fashioning her career after her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones. Composer... Producer... International Recording Artist --Rushen has definitely earned the respect awarded her by her peers in the music industry.Admired by many for her ground-breaking achievements, Rushen has amassed an impressive list of "firsts". She was the first woman in 43 years to serve as head composer/musical director for television's highest honor, the EMMY AWARDS, the first woman to serve as musical director for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS broadcast, an honor she has held for ten consecutive years. Rushen has been the only woman musical direct or/composer for the PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS, HBO's COMIC RELIEF and the only woman musical director/conductor/arranger for a late-night television talk show, THE MIDNIGHT HOUR which aired on CBS. In addition, Rushen was named musical director/composer for Newsweek's first AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, broadcast on CBS from the Kennedy Center and she served as the musical director for Janet Jackson's World Tour, "janet." As the musical director for these top award shows, Rushen composed and performed special musical tributes to Michael Landon, Ted Turner, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, The Temptations, James Garner and Leonard Bernstein to name a few.
Considered one of the world's top jazz pianists, Rushen has performed with and produced for such esteemed artists as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Lionell Hampton, Carlos Santana, Boys II Men, George Benson, Bunny Brunel, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Nancy Wilson, Michael Jackson, Dianne Reeves, Sheena Easton, Stanley Turentine, Joshua Redman and on and on. Rushen has played at the world's most prestigious jazz festivals, she has played with philharmonic orchestras and has even written an award winning symphony. Rushen has 14 solo albums to her credit and a greatest hits anthology released on Rhino Records in 1997.
For more info visit her website at: patricerushen.com.