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Jack Bruce, composer, bassist,
singer and multi-instrumentalist was born in the industrial,
Scottish city of Glasgow to working class parents. His love of music
was stimulated by his mother (Scots folk music) and father (jazz).
At age sixteen he won a scholarship in cello and composition to the
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama of which
he now holds an Honorary Doctorate of Music. There
is also the 'Jack Bruce Zone' at the RSAMD which features a wall
sculpture depicting his life story.
He left home at seventeen to seek fame and fortune and travelled around Europe playing with many jazz bands before settling in London. There he played with Alexis Korner's Blues Inc., The Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall and Manfred Mann before forming the world's first super group, Cream with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. He composed most of Cream's hits, including I Feel Free, Sunshine of Your Love, White Room and many others during the band's meteoric career. After the demise of Cream he began his dream of pursuing his personal goal of forging his own musical language and playing with many of the finest musicians in the world in his own bands.
In 1993 Jack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Cream, and the band had a tremendously successful reunion in 2005. The following year, Jack was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Grammy for his work with Cream.
He continues to be prolific musically and records and plays concerts all over the globe.
In 2009 Jack released the 'Seven Moons' CD and live DVD with guitar god, Robin Trower as well as the six CD box set entitled 'Can You Follow?' which traces Jack’s career from the age of nineteen up until (almost) the present day. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters from Glasgow Caledonian University.
2010 saw the release of Jack’s authorized biography, 'Composing Himself' and to come
this year as well as touring in Europe and the USA.
So far in 2011, Jack has been awarded the third
Bass Player International Lifetime Achievement Award at the NAMM
Show in Los Angeles, released the amazing album,
Live At The Milky Way
with his Latin band The Cuicoland Express, toured
and recorded with his new band, Spectrum Road
featuring Vernon Reid (guitar), John
Medeski (keyboards) and Cindy Blackman Santana
(drums) and is about to embark on a British tour with the
Ronnie Scott’s Blues Experience.
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