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Benjamin Bruni is an Australian based Trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and
teacher who has performed and recorded as a featured soloist and session musician with some of
Australia’s leading Artist/Musicians.
As an improviser, he is thoughtful and thought provoking; witty and daring,
and possesses “an actively radiant trumpet tone with hundreds of brilliant ideas.” (James Morrison,
He is also an enthusiastic composer and song writer who values simplicity, beauty and humour. As
a teacher, he aims to inspire through example: to guide and impart an ethos of seriousness and
commitment to the art form, while providing a platform for creativity and self-expression.
In November of 2017 Ben completed a Bachelor of Music at the James Morrison
Academy of Music in Mount Gambier, South Australia.
While studying in Mount Gambier, Ben was a finalist twice for the James Morrison Scholarship at
the Generations in Jazz festival and recorded his own album after winning the Pat Corrigan
scholarship through Jazz Workshop Australia.
During university Ben was able to tutor some young upper brass students while completing his
studies and was successful in preparing them to complete their AMEB exams to a high level. He
has also been invited to mentor and teach students for a jazz program with James Morrison at The
Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Ben can frequently be heard on recordings or playing with some incredible musicians such as;
James Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Clayton, Wycliffe Gordon, Gordon Goodwin, Darren
Percival, Matthew Jodrell, Ross Irwin, Kate Cebrano, The One O’Clock Lab Band and The
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Ben has toured around Australia playing Trumpet in the James
Morrison Big Band and the United States of America performing with the James Morrison Big Band
in locations such as; New York, New Orleans, Dallas, Washington and Chicago.