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The Return of Jazz with the Jimmy Bruno Quartet

June 22 at 8:00 pm-10:30 pm


Doors open at 7pm

Tickets are $25 online, $30 at the door.

Jimmy Bruno

Come celebrate Philadelphia Jazz with the legendary Jimmy Bruno Jazz Quartet.

A Philadelphia native, Jimmy Bruno is one of the most critically acclaimed jazz guitarists performing today.

Bruno started playing guitar at the age of 7. He began his professional career at the age of 19, touring with Buddy Rich

The Jimmy Bruno Quartet features Larry Tamanini on guitar, Dan Monaghan on drums, and Steve Varner on bass. 

This promises to be a night you’ll never forget!

Make this a date night or come meet some friends & neighbors! 

We look forward to snapping our fingers with you!

Jazz Guitar Today: An Intimate Conversation With Jazz Guitar Legend Jimmy Bruno 

Bruno’s Bunker Facebook

Larry Tamanini

Larry Tamanini is an American jazz guitarist and composer. He is the leader of the Larry Tamanini Group and is also involved in duets, solo works, and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of bebop and contemporary jazz, latin jazz, and jazz fusion.

Larry always knew he was meant to be a jazz guitarist. “When I was 18, I came home from school and my dad said we were going to The Iridium to sit-in with Les Paul and  Pat Martino would be meeting us in NYC. I had been taking lessons with Pat and Dennis Sandole for about a year at that point. While feeling pretty nervous, I knew this is exactly why I picked up the guitar and I need to find a way to keep doing this my whole life.”

Larry learned the music from countless hours of practice and going to jam sessions and performing. “I have to play constantly,” he says. “Otherwise, I worry I’m being lazy and that makes me anxious.” That impressive work ethic has led to Larry sharing the stage with Pat Martino, Joey DeFrancesco, Grover Washington Jr., Mickey Roker, Lenny White, Richie Cole, and Dr. Tyshawn Sorey, along with some of the greatest names in Jazz. 

It was at Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus where Larry truly got his education in the language, history, and culture of the music. “You could walk into Ortlieb’s on any night and get a chance to play with Mickey Roker, Sid Simmons, Mike Boone, and Byron Landham.” These players helped shape Larry into the hard-swinging virtuoso that he has become.


Steve Varner

Steve Varner was born and raised in Tennessee, where he entered the world of music playing electric bass. The musical ability of this primarily self taught musician soon gained the attention of touring musicians, who took Steve out on the road during the years when most young musical hopefuls were studying in college.

In 1980, Steve moved to the Harrisburg, PA area, where he soon became a local favorite. In addition to his extensive sideman duties as a bassist, Steve also led his own electric quartet, Modern Traffic, taking the role of “guitarist” in the band by playing the piccolo bass. The band recorded an album in 1990 of all Varner originals. Switching to acoustic bass in the early 1990’s, he began to work, tour and record with a wider circle of improvisational musicians.

Now residing in northern New Jersey, Steve has performed with such jazz greats as: Pat Martino, Phil Woods, Dave Liebman, Billy Hart, J.D. Walter, Steve Rudolph, Tim Warfield, Eric Alexander, James Moody, Jim Ridl, Vic Juris, Ernie Watts, Bill Goodwin, Bob Dorough, Jean-Michel Pilc, Tom Rainey, Jeff Hirchfield, Jack Wilkins, Dennis DeBlasio, Tierney Sutton, Patty Austin, and Karrin Allyson.

Dan Monaghan

Mansfield, PA, native Dan Monaghan is one of the busiest drummers in the Philadelphia area. After studying classical percussion for eight years he went on to earn a Bachelors of Music in jazz studies from Temple University. Since then he has performed with some of the top names in jazz, including Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Uri Caine, and Randy Brecker. In addition, he has recorded with Dick Oatts, Garry Dial, Joe Magnarelli, Jimmy Bruno, Elio Villafranca, Joanna Pascale, John Vanore & Abstract Truth, Larry McKenna, Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord, Norman David, Tom Tallitsch, Mike Kennedy, and many others. 

Dan has performed at the Heineken Jazzaldia Festival, the Daegu International Jazz Festival, the Mellon Jazz Festival, the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Wilmington Latino Festival, the Cremona Jazz Festival, the Blue Note, Blues Alley, Smoke, Ortlieb’s Jazzhaus, Zanzibar Blue, and Chris’ Jazz Cafe, among other well-known venues. 

In addition to his performing credits, Dan is on the faculty at Rowan University and Temple University, and is a frequent clinician at schools, colleges, and festivals.



June 22
8:00 pm-10:30 pm
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The Fallser Club
3721 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129 United States
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