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We are all very excited about our new album, “Out From The Center”, released Sept. 16, 2016 on American Showplace Music. This album is rightfully titled “Bruce Katz Band featuring Chris Vitarello”, as Chris really steps out singing on four tunes and writing and co-writing a number of the others. This CD can be purchased from this website as well as Amazon, iTunes and all of the usual outlets.


We toured the US and Europe in 2016 and will be touring coast to coast in the U.S. and Europe as well in 2017. 


I am incredibly sad, both for myself and for the whole world about the passing of my bandmate and friend Butch Trucks, one of the founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. I first played with Butch when I was asked to do some tours with the Allman Brothers and recently I was playing in both the Les Brers Band and Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band. Butch was an incredibly dedicated and brilliant musician and an original and wonderful person. He will be missed so much.


My Blues Piano Instructional DVD, “Breakthrough Blues Piano,” has been out since March 2016 and can be found at www.freejazzlessons.com/breakthroughblues. I’m very proud of this DVD and I believe players of all levels can find things to learn from this 2 hour DVD. In the Spring of 2017 I will be recording a new instructional DVD which will be all about the piano style of Ray Charles.



I am teaching privately at my studio in the Catskill Mountains of NY as well as doing Skype lessons. If interested, please write to brucekatzlessons@gmail.com.


Thanks for visiting this website and I hope to see you out on the road!

Our newest release “Out from the center“.

You can order it and other CD´s on our

music/shop site.

Bruce Katz nominated for
"Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year"

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