Bruce Hunnisett
saxophonist & educator

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Bruce is a Jazz saxophonist from the UK, also playing flute and clarinet. Since moving to hong kong in 2014 bruce has garnered a great reputation in the city as a versatile performer across many varied musical settings, and is very much in demand as both a performer and a teacher.

Music and Video

"High on the mountain" is an album I recorded with the great UK pianist Robin Joiner back in 2012, just before I left the UK. It features nine pieces written by robin and myself, we premiered this original music at the 2012 manchester international jazz festival.

below is a selection of videos from my YouTube channel, many of these have been produced recently as a creative outlet during the covid 19 pandemic, which has put a stop to live music for much of 2020. Be sure to visit my youtube channel here and hit subscribe.




























here are some of my own recordings of my original music in various settings, explore more on my soundcloudpage.

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About Bruce

Bruce graduated from Salford University in 1995 where he studied saxophone with   Andy Scott   and   Gerard McChrystal achieving a First class honours degree in Band Musicianship, and receiving the "Goff Richards"  award for best jazz performer. Bruce has performed professionally throughout Europe and East Asia in a variety of settings, from small and large jazz bands, musicals, rock, soul and funk bands and all types of cabaret. Bruce has also recorded for a wide range of artists both in the UK and abroad.

Bruce has performed in, and lead many jazz ensembles, written music for various projects and has released several CDs, including the critically acclaimed "Dark Circles" solo album, and the saxophone-piano duet album "High on the Mountain" with UK based jazz pianist Robin Joiner.

Teaching

"I am passionate about music education and believe that music and the performing arts are vital in the education of all students. I love how music can instil confidence, discipline, determination and encourage collaboration in students allowing them to express themselves in a non-verbal way and to engage in the creative process.".

Bruce has over 20 years experience of teaching sax, flute and clarinet across a wide range of ages and abilities, both in schools and colleges, and privately. He has tutored many students through classical and jazz A.B.R.S.M. exams in both the UK and in Asia with consistently good results across all grades. He was formley head of instrumental studies at Dulwich College Seoul, and currently teaches woodwind at the prestigous Kellett International School in Hong Kong.

14/8/2021 New band "Tarboosh" Have their debut performance

I'm excited about a new project I've been working on for the past few months, a new band called "Tarboosh" The following is from our press release...

"Tarboosh are a 4 piece band formed in Hong Kong in the Summer of 2021, they boast an unusual line-up consisting of piano, and woodwinds, with two of the members playing on handpans and various types of drums and percussion. Each musician hails from a different country, and in turn each brings their own unique musical influences to the sound of the quartet, playing all original music composed by the four members. The music of Tarboosh is able to effortlessly blend composed passages with improvisation, leaving listeners wondering where the written music ends and the improvisation starts. The diverse influences that can be heard within the music span many genres including film scores, modern classical, minimalism, jazz, folk and world music. The result is an atmospheric blend that sounds both unique and familiar at the same time. One minute the music can bring to mind cinema-graphic scenes from a half-forgotten dream, the next conjuring up images of vast landscapes from foreign lands or echoes of once heard folk songs from the distant past."

Tarboosh are:

Bruce Hunnisett – Sax and clarinet
Samer Shenouda – Piano
Sasha Frolov – Handpan and drums
Maggie Tan – Handpan and drums.

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12/08/21 Kowloon Swing Outfit

The Kowloon Swing outfit are a hard swinging jazz quintet playing classic jazz tunes from the 1930s onwards, with live music finally allowed again in Hong Kong we will be back to our regular gig at Peel Fresco on the first Thursday of each month.

contact

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please feel free to contact me, either by phone or whatsapp on +852 5307 6630 or by email at bruce@brucehunnisett.com if you have any enquiries about bookings, lessons or any other saxophone related questions

contact me

please feel free to contact me, either by phone or whatsapp on +852 5307 6630 or by email at bruce@brucehunnisett.com if you have any enquiries about bookings, lessons or any other saxophone related information.