Eddie Bruce is a fan of the jazz standards and performs from coast to coast in intimate concert settings and performing arts centers. His work stretches from working with his outstanding trio, with music direction by Tom Adams, to singing with larger bands and Pops orchestras. He has received praise throughout the country for his talent as a singer and for engaging the audience throughout the show. A regular at Feinstein’s in the Loews Regency Hotel in New York, Michael Feinstein recently thanked Eddie for “gracing my room” and raved about his “wonderful voice whose tone, breath control and stage presence are just as good.”
Below is a sampling of Eddie’s shows. He is happy to create a program for a specific audience.
Bruce on Bennett: A Loving Tribute to an American Music Treasure
Eddie Bruce pays a warm tribute to the music and remarkable career of the legendary Tony Bennett. Featuring Eddie’s interpretation of Bennett’s hits the show is filled with personal stories of how the music of Tony Bennett touched and influenced the singer’s life and career. The selections of songs range from Bennett’s earlier tunes like “Because of You” and “Just in Time” to songs like “I Got Rhythm,” “If I Ruled the World” and “Steppin’ Out” that reintroduced Bennett to the MTV generation.
Building a reputation as one of the premier interpreters of Bennett’s music, critics rave and say, “Eddie Bruce Triumphs in Act Devoted to Tony Bennett”, which was the headline in a review by Scott and Barbara Siegel, www.talkinbroadway.com. And Roy Sander said in www.bistroawards.com, “A first-class vocalist with a voice that has the timbre of Bennett’s … A performance style … of the highest order.”
“Feeling Good” features the music of three very dynamic singers – Sammy Davis, Jr., Anthony Newley and Frank Sinatra. From favorite jazz standards and Broadway tunes to great stories and even some surprises. Eddie explores the very successful collaborations of Sinatra and two of his favorite lyricists Sammy Cahn and Johnny Mercer.
The title “Feeling Good” fits ideally for the way audiences feel during an Eddie Bruce show. According to reviewer/performer Harold Sanditen, who wrote in CabaretScenes Magazine after Eddie’s recent Feinstein’s appearance, “You’ll leave with a smile on your face – guaranteed! I’m still humming the songs, and definitely ‘feeling good!’ ”
Once in a Lifetime … The Anthony Newley Songbook
In “Once in a Lifetime … The Anthony Newley Songbook”, Eddie Bruce presents the essence of the legendary English songwriter, singer, and actor through his show featuring the hits as well as Newley’s dramatic, Broadway soul-searching music. The show includes such light-hearted songs as “On a Wonderful Day like Today” (from “The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of The Crowd”) and “Candy Man” (From “Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory”). Bruce also sings songs that come from the more pensive side of Newley like “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Once in a Lifetime” (both from “Stop the World I Want to Get Off.”)
Receiving critical acclaim, Bruce’s show has received such praise as, “The music is infectious … It’s almost impossible to keep from tapping your toes or moving to the music. Eddie Bruce has great talent for entertaining his audience. He’s a natural…. He’s funny, has a beautiful voice, and his jazz band, The Tom Adams Trio, is truly remarkable.”