5 December 1960, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Following the example of his father and brother, Alex and David Bromberg, Brian took up the drums at the age of 13 but within a year he had switched first to cello and then to playing bass on which instrument he studied classical music. His music studies continued through high school and at university, where he played with classical and jazz groups. When he was 19 Bromberg was recommended by Marc Johnson, then bass player with Bill Evans, to Stan Getz. After a year with Getz he went on to perform, mostly now on electric bass, with musicians such as Monty Alexander, Richie Cole, Joe Farrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Grusin, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Horace Silver, Toots Thielemans and Sarah Vaughan. While with Alexander he was heard by and met Jaco Pastorius who became an important influence.
Over the years, Bromberg has accommodated the differing stylistic needs of the artists with whom he has worked...
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