Bruno D’Ambra is a sought-after pianist and session keyboard player who has worked on a wide variety of different music projects, in styles ranging from jazz to pop, from electronic to world music, from cabaret to rock and funk. Born in Naples, Italy, he moved to London in the year 2000 and since played in many of the most prestigious venues and recording studios in the city. In 2011, he was invited by President Barack Obama to play at the American Ambassador’s residence in Regent’s Park before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Bruno caught the jazz bug as a five year-old boy when he was taken by his parents to see Chet Baker play at a local club in his home town. After spending his teenage years playing bass in a series of rock bands, he began playing jazz professionally at the age of 18. Since he came to London, Bruno has recorded with a number of international artists at Abbey Road, Metropolis Studios, and Air Studios. With his own quartet he has played at Ronnie Scott’s and collaborated with artists such as Jim Mullen, Tony Kofi, Fulvio Sigurtà, and the Puppini Sisters.
As a composer, he has written for film and theatre, both in Italy and America. He also played on the soundtrack to the Tony Kaye film, Black Water Transit starring Karl Urban and Laurence Fishburne. Bruno still performs regularly around London and recently released Songs for Duke, a duo album of original compositions inspired by Duke Ellington.