Bruno Pelletier-Bacquaert was born in Paris, France in 1960. He says, “I grew up in a musical family and was encouraged at an early age to develop a talent as a composer and instrumentalist. Note: it has been said that my dad had played with gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. That is true. However, it should be mentioned that they only played pool together…”
Since 1987, he’s been in San Francisco, where he’s built a career as a jazz musician. Along the way, he’s played with a who’s who of wonderful musicians — Buddy Collette, Sonny Simmons, Norah Jones, Bruce Dunlap, Trevor Dunn (“Mr. Bungle”, “Fantomas”, John Zorn), Reid Anderson (“The Bad Plus”), Jenny Scheinman, Ben Monder, Steve Cardenas, Kenny Wollesen (Bill Frisell), Phillip Greenlief, Flip Nuñez, J. Granelli, Adam Levy (Tracy Chapman, Joey Baron, Norah Jones), percussionist Mingo Lewis (from “Santana”), African World Beat group “Zekele Sounds”, and the”Broun Fellinis”.
He still travels regularly to New York City (where he lived in 1999-2000) and to Europe where he performs and presents workshops.
At Bird & Beckett, he’ll perform with a fine band that will include Matt Renzi on saxophone, Ken Lenga on bass and Tom Hassett on drums. Expect an exquisite and sophisticated evening of jazz.