BRUCE BABAD

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Bruce Babad (b'BAD) began playing the alto saxophone at age ten. At the age of 14 Bruce took first place in Michigan's State solo & ensemble contest. By tenth grade, at Hanford High School in Richland, Washington, Bruce knew that he was going to be a musician. On his senior year Babad received the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Bruce attended Central Washington University where he had the pleasure of backing such greats as, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Mark Murphy, Mel Lewis and others.

In 1990 Bruce and his wife Jan moved to San Diego where Bruce freelanced as a performer and educator. Bruce performed with local artists; Mike Wofford, (piano) Bob Magnussen, (bass) Peter Sprague, (guitar) Tony Ortega (saxophone) and others. Soon, Babad's freelancing career began to blossom. He performed with blues legend Little Milton, rock-n-roll Hall of Fame artists; The Four Tops, the Temptations, the Platters, Barry Manilow, Natalie Cole
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