045- Jazz Great Bunny Brunel on Growing Up in France, His Musical Influences, and Cooking in the Kitchen and on the Bass Guitar (The 2018 NA

Bass guitarist Bunny Brunel’s musical journey was anything but a straight line to playing alongside jazz legends Chick Correa, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter. The two-time Grammy-nominated bass player shares his journey from teaching himself to play piano as a child in France, to attending Ecole Hoteliere de Nice for hospitality, to becoming a seriously advanced student of the upright bass at the Conservatory in Nice, to finding his way to his own unique melody.


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Mary Luehrsen is executive director of the NAMM Foundation, a supporting organization of NAMM that supports music research, philanthropic and public service programs. Among its activities, the Foundation is supporting a research initiative called the “Sounds of Learning” that will build a portfolio of music education research projects that will inform policy deliberations around the re-authorization the elementary and secondary education act (ESEA), the federal education legislation.