Bruce Guthrie is the creator and founder of “Jazz Live By Request” represented by the Tulsa Jazz Music Group and Taylor Entertainment Group LLC.
This show offers the audience to choose a song from the over 50-plus song selection (list placed on the table) in Bruce’s repertoire…as well as a request message…and it is performed live in their presence.
Bruce Guthrie has an over 30-year music performance experience. While attending college he won the regional championship of the National Collegiate Talent Search. Being a distant cousin of Woody Guthrie his solo guitar/voice performance has included folk written by Woody, and pop songs by The Beatles, U2, Pink Floyd and many others.
Bruce has sung jazz professionally in the “west coast cool” tradition pioneered by Oklahoma-born international jazz icon Chet Baker for many years. Working with Chet’s son, Paul, he has served as business representative of all of the heirs of the Chet Baker estate arranging deals from film to new music offerings and the collection of global royalties, and he is the co-founder of the Chet Baker Foundation 501 ( c ) 3, based in Tulsa whose honorary board includes Sharon Stone, Hugh Hefner, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, the late Dave Brubeck…and many others.
In 2005 Bruce founded the annual Chet Baker Tribute concert that has been staged at Tidal School Vineyards in Drumright, The OK Mozart Festival, The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, The National Press Club in Washington, DC, and other venues.
He is also the founder and organizer of the Chet Baker Jazz Festival held annually in Yale, Oklahoma (Baker’s home town)
He has also worked with the estate of iconic jazz pianist Bill Evans on specified business projects.
One of eight children Bruce received degrees from The University of Tulsa and Tulsa Community College.
He studied journalism, international business communications and he speaks German as a second language. Bruce’s mother, Helen, served on the White House West Wing staff of President Ronald Reagan.
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