"He can play jazz, blues, Bach, anything. Man, he's a heavy!"
- Gregg Allman
Bruce Katz Band
Featuring: Bruce Katz – Hammond B3 organ and piano
Chris Vitarello (Jimmy McGriff, Tad Robinson) – guitar/vocals
Ralph Rosen - drums
Bruce Katz is a legendary keyboardist (Hammond B3 and piano) who has released 7 CDs as a leader and has appeared on nearly 70 other CDs with the likes of Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Witherspoon, John Hammond, David "Fathead" Newman, and many, many others.
Besides leading the Bruce Katz Band, Bruce is currently a member of the Delbert McClinton Band, John Hammond Band, and performs regularly with Maria Muldaur, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band and other artists as well. He has played extensively with Gregg Allman and Friends and with the Allman Brothers on several of their tours over the last few years.
The Bruce Katz Band is an original, very exciting group of musicians that combine blues, "soul-jazz", and New Orleans inspired roots music. Based in Woodstock, NY, Bruce Katz occupies a unique space where blues and the many aspects of Americana music collide into a style of original music all his own. The band has a trademark sound, blending the B3 organ and guitar.
Bruce was nominated in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by the Memphis based Blues Foundation for their "Piano Player of the Year" award, which is the equivalent of the "Blues Grammys".