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Bruce Carver

Bruce Carver

Bruce Carver arrived in Los Angeles in 2002 from Chicago with a Masters of Music from Northwestern University and a long list of performance credits, giving him instant entree into the LA music scene. With over 90 musical performances, hundreds of radio and TV commercials and countless orchestral concerts, the LA market was a perfect fit for his specialty, world percussion.

Bruce has performed in Los Angeles with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Pageant of the Masters and has recorded for movies and television shows including Mad Men, Sara Connor Chronicles, and the percussion driven Battle Star Galactica, Black Sails, and Outlander

Performance with…
Pink Martini, YES, Incubus, Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Neil Diamond,
Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Feinstein, Brain Wilson, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick,
Liza Minelli, Marc Anthony, Raul Julia, John Lithgow, George Hearn, Angela Lansberry, Chita Rivera, … more

Hamilton, Aladdin, Wicked, Beautiful, Evita, Newsies, Pippin, Motown, Shrek, Phantom of The Opera, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Fosse, Dancin’, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, The Full Monty, Westside Story, Porgy and Bess, City of Angels, Peter Pan, Cats, The King & I, Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles, Kiss of The Spider Woman . . . much, much more.

Bruce has studied throughout his career with some of the greatest percussionists in the world: the Indian tabla with Alla Rakha, the West African djembe with Mamady Keita, the Irish bodhran with John Joe Kelly, The Persian daff with Houman Pourmehdi, the Brazilian pandeiro with Marcos Suzano and the Middle Eastern darbuka with Amir Sofi.

My Soultone Set: 

21" Old K Prototype Crash/ride
21" Vintage Old School 1964 Crash/ride
19" Old K Prototype Crash
16" Heavy Hammered China
16" Old K Crash
16" Vintage Old School 1964 Crash
12" Vintage Old School 1964 Splash
15" Old K Prototype Hi Hats