Bruce Wayne

Home Town:
Dallas, TX & San Marcos, TX
Performing Professionally: 
40 years
  • Drum set
  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Tympani
  • Congas
  • Electronic Percussion

Bruce Wayne received his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Texas State University (Formerly Southwest Texas State University) in 1984, and has been a working professional musician for more than forty years. He has performed in a variety of musical styles including Rock, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Country, and Latin. He has also had experience as a Classical Percussionist and has performed in Broadway style musicals. His musical instructors include Jim Hall (Drummer for Woody Herman and Les Elgart), Timothy Peterman, Alan Shinn, (Head of Percussion Studies at Texas Tech University), Genaro Gonzales (Head of Percussion at Texas State University), Bobby Meyer (Composer, jazz Trumpet, Sax, and Piano), and Rod Morgenstein (Drummer for the Dixie Dregs, Winger, Jazz is Dead and the Rudess / Morgenstein Project). He has played with many fine musicians including Mitch Watkins (guitar player for Lyle Lovett), James Polk (jazz pianist and arranger for Ray Charles), Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pat Travers, (Rock Guitarist), Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Gary P. Nunn, Jay Hogenbarton (Jazz Vibraphonist), 

Paul English (Jazz Pianist), Bobby Meyer (Jazz Trumpet, Sax, and Piano), Tomas Ramirez (Jazz Saxophonist), Luis Gasca (Trumpeter who played on Santana's third album), The Champs (whose big hit as Tequila), and Omar and the Howlers. His performing credits include warming up for such headliners as The Charlie Daniels Band and Perfect Strangers. He has appeared on television and the Zilker Park Jazz Festival performing with the Contemporary Jazz group Freefall. He now performs in a variety of musical situations including the high energy band Jumpstart, GroovesKool, a jazz/fusion group, Gypsy Wind, Bat'z Jazz Trio, and The Doug Anthony Trio while still maintaining a private percussion studio. He is also the owner of Bat Cave Productions, a project recording studio, and co-owner of Music Retreat at Willow Creek, a private musical school in San Marcos, Tx.

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