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Mr. James Bruno, M.A.

Music Technology Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division

Music Technology



Foothill campus
Office Hours:
Mondays from 2:00-3:00pm in office 1208


Jim Bruno is a San Francisco Bay Area based published songwriter and currently teaches courses in Songwriting at Foothill College in Los Altos Hill, CA and at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA.

Songs he’s written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAlister. Songs he’s co-written have been recorded and released by Chuck Prophet and Thad Cockrell.

As a performing songwriter he’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the San Francisco Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured many times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band and often performed with Shawn as a duet.

He has signed numerous song publishing agreements. Among others these publishers include Bug Music and the Welk Music Group in Los Angeles, and Largo Music in New York. In addition to his having his own publishing company, Jimmy Bruno Music, as a songwriter he currently has a music publishing agreement with Universal Music Group. He is an affiliated Publisher and Songwriter with BMI and the Harry Fox Agency and a voting member of the Recording Academy.

Last update: 2018-08-14
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