Bruce Carver

15Bruce Carver moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 2002 with a Masters of Music from Northwestern
University and a long list of performing credits that gave him instant entrance into the LA music scene. Having played over 50 musical performances, hundreds of radio and TV commercials and countless orchestral concerts, the LA market was a perfect fit for his specialty, world percussion. To date, in Los Angeles, Bruce has performed with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Pageant of the Masters and has recorded movies and several television shows
including Mad Men, and the percussion driven Battle Star Galactica, Black Sails, and Outlander
Performance with…
Pink Martini, YES, Incubus, Bebel Gilberto, Seu Jorge, Neil Diamond,
Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Feinstein, Brain Wilson,
Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Dionne Warwick,
Liza Minelli, Marc Anthony, Raul Julia, John Lithgow, George Hearn,
Angela Lansberry, Chita Rivera, … more
Wicked, Evita, Newsies, Pippin, Motown, Shrek, Phantom of The Opera,
Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Fosse, Dancin’, Chicago,
Sweeney Todd, The Sweet Smell of Success, The Full Monty, Westside
Story, Porgy and Bess, Joseph and the Amazing…, City of Angels, Peter
Pan, Cats, The King & I, Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage Aux Folles,
Kiss of The Spider Woman . . . much much more
Throughout his career, Bruce has studied with some of the greatest percussionists in the
world: the Indian tabla with Alla Rakha, the West African djembe with Mamady Keita,
the Irish bodhran with John Joe Kelly, The Persian daff with Houman Pourmehdi, the
Brazilian pandeiro with Marcos Suzano and the Mi Middle Eastern darbuka with Amir
Sophi.