Jim Bruno is a Northern California based published songwriter
Songs he’s written have been recorded and released by Shawn Colvin, Chuck Prophet, Thad Cockrell, Mary Lou Lord, Cliff Eberhardt, Maurice Tani and Laurie MacAlister of Red Molly
In addition to performing and writing, he previously taught Songwriting at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA and at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA
As a performing songwriter he has performed with or opened shows for the following artists: Shawn Colvin, Timothy B Schmidt, Graham Parker, John Gorka, Charlie Musselwhite, Joe Ely, Greg Brown, Mary Lou Lord, Steve Forbert, Bill Morrissey, Big Twist, and Cliff Eberhardt. He’s performed at the Greenwich Village Folk Festival, the Udine Folk Festival in Udine, Italy and has toured numerous times in Europe. He also played bass, guitar and sang in the Shawn Colvin Band and often performed with Shawn as a duet.
He’s negotiated and 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. He’s also a voting member of the Recording Academy.