Greg Bruce is a woodwind player, composer, and educator from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. As a veteran of the indie, classical, jazz, and experimental music scenes of his hometown, he can be heard playing with a wide variety of groups and on numerous recordings. In addition to having thoroughly toured Eastern Canada, he has performed in the US and Europe.
His main creative output for the past several years has been composing for and leading the award-winning “world-beat-party-jazz” group, Ouroboros. In 2017, Greg was commissioned by the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra to write Spear and Sand, which was premiered in April 2018.
As an educator, Greg has been teaching privately for over 15 years. He has worked as a sessional instructor at Memorial University, adjudicated festivals and competitions, and has led numerous masterclasses and workshops, including his Horn Jam! improvisation series.
Greg is splitting his time between Ontario, where he studies at the University of Toronto, and Newfoundland and Labrador. As part of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at U of T, Greg studies electroacoustic saxophone music and is composing for a newly invented saxophone-feedback system.