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Bruce first heard the magic of jazz while he was attending Bucknell University, learning the wonders of Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis and Lee Morgan. Utilizing a technique distilled from years of legitimate training, the trumpeter began his investigation of jazz in earnest and was soon leading his own band. Cameron won awards at many collegiate jazz festivals. He went to the University of Hawaii in Honolulu for graduate studies in psychology, and there worked behind traveling artists such as Anita O'Day and Nancy Wilson.

After a stint as a soloist with the U.S.Navy Show Band, Bruce settled in San Diego in the early 70's and was in short time a major factor in the city's jazz scene. He was instrumental in launching the concert jazz series at the Catamaran Hotel and Humphery's. In 1981 he teamed with Hollis Gentry to form the band that eventually became known as Fattburger.
After touring with the group and free-lancing with many local bands, Bruce began performing with several San Diego Latin bands including Los Travelers.

 

Bruce and Hollis Gentry perform the national anthem at the 1984 World
series opener.

This experience led him to form the current group with Mark Augustin Full House performing regular concerts at various venues in San Diego. ,
Bruce has appeared with: Where:

Hollis Gentry
Don Menza
Willie Bobo
Gene Krupa Orchestra
Kenny Burrell
Blue Mitchell
Nathan East
Toots Thielemann
Eddie Harris
Freddie Hubbard
Peter Sprague
Lamont Johnson
Con Alma
Mike Wofford
Jay Migliore
Brian Bromberg

Brian Lynch
Charles McPerson
Tony Ortega
Daniel Jackson
Bob Magnussen
Dan Papaila
Patrice Rushen
Pancho Sanchez
Los Travelers
Algo Caliente
Bill Green
Thurmond Green
Mike Vax
Lena Horne
Joe Marillo
Sonny Rollins
Bally's (Atlantic City)
Sahara (Las Vegas)
Adel's
Harrahs Reno
Savannah's
Tallak (Tahoe)
Concerts by the Sea
The Lighthouse
Maiden Voyage
White House
Jazz Safari
Dante's
Kikuyu's
Carmello's
UC Berkeley
Triton
Elario's
Croce's
PB Cafe
Sally's
Horton Grand
Ki's
Coyote Bar
US Grant
Princeville Resort
(Kauai)
Blacky's (Maui)