Bruce Katz is a four-time nominee for the Blues Music Award’s “Pinetop Perkins” Piano Player of the Year. But while the blues is a very important part of his music, Katz involves more musical angles and influences to occupy a space where blues, “soul-jazz,” jam-band rock, and all aspects of Americana music collide into a unique style. Equally comfortable playing Hammond B-3 organ or piano, he leads the Bruce Katz Band, has been a member of Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, the Gregg Allman Band, and has worked regularly with artists like Delbert McClinton, Duke Robillard, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, and John Hammond.
Currently touring as a trio with Chris Vitarello on guitar and Ralph Rosen on drums, the Bruce Katz Band will be heading to Oregon in June for two dates.
On Friday, June 17, Bruce Katz will be appearing at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd, Portland, for a 9:00 pm show. This show is co-sponsored by the Cascade Blues Association, so members can receive a $1.00 discount at the door by showing their current membership card.
Then on Sunday, June 19, the band will be at The Birk for an early evening show starting at 4:00 pm. The Birk is located at 11139 Hwy 202 in Birkenfeld.