The Mississippi Valley Blues Society announces that Bruce Katz and the Bruce Katz Band will be making a stop at Harley Corin’s, 1708 State Street, Bettendorf, IA on Monday, December 5 starting at 7:00 p.m. The cost to see this brilliant performance will be $8 if you are a Mississippi Valley Blues Society member, or $10 if you are have not joined the blues society (application will be available at the door).
Bruce Katz was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and from 1996 - 2010 he was on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston as an associate professor. Playing music, both Blues and Jazz, has been his thing for many years and it shows in each of his performances.
In the early '80s Bruce’s first major supporting gig was with Big Mama Thornton; he then worked and toured with Barrence Whitfield & the Savages, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Witherspoon, Johnny Adams, and Tiger Okoshi. Burned out from life on the road, he enrolled at New England Conservatory, earning a master's degree in Jazz. Five months after graduation, Bruce met Ronnie Earl, who hired him as one of the Broadcasters. Bruce has also played several tours with the Allman Brothers Band as well as with Gregg Allman and Friends.
Bruce has released 7 CDs with an eighth, Out From The Center, just released September 15th. He has also appeared on nearly 70 others CDs with the likes of Ronnie Earl, Delbert McClinton, John Hammond, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Jimmy Witherspoon and many, many others. His list of national recognized awards go on and on, but naming a few – Bruce is a three-time Blues Music Award nominee for "Piano Player of the Year," and a member of the New York State Blues Hall Of Fame.
This event is being presented by The Mississippi Valley Blues Society. The objective of the Society is to educate the general public about the native art form of blues-related music through performance, interpretation and preservation, thus enhancing appreciation and understanding.