In New York City, Bruschini is well known for his versatility and has performed in many of the city’s popular clubs and performance spaces including The Knitting Factory, Visiones, Condon’s, S.O.B.’s, The 55 Bar, CBGB’s and other venues such as The Great Hall at Cooper Union, The Kitchen and the Guggenheim Museum.
Bruschini’s appeal is due, in part, to his long tenure with Cecil Taylor, and with many of Mr. Taylor’s various touring ensembles. Bruschini was featured on the Japanese TV broadcast of “Live at the Knitting Factory” with Cecil Taylor’s group, RADA.
Bruschini has also performed, recorded and/or toured with Craig Harris, Dave Douglas, Mose Allison, Denis Charles, Carlos Ward, Charles Persip, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Akira Tana, Butch Morris, Sonny Simmons, Myra Melford, Cyro Baptista, David S. Ware, Dave Kikoski, Wilber Morris, Dennis Irwin, Warren Smith, Jon King, Antoine Roney, Jeff Williams, Guillerme Franco and Gerry Brown.
With the agility to move freely through diverse musical idioms, Bruschini has performed in the U.S. and abroad as both a sideman and a leader. He has been featured at major venues in Europe including the Saalfelden Jazz Festival in Austria, the Stadtgarten in Cologne, the Vilhsofen Festival near Munich and the Joan Miro Art Festival in Palma de Mallorca.
John also performed throughout Guatemala on a tour sponsored by the American Embassy and the Instituto Guatemalteco Americano. John’s other credits include performing with the Dennis Mitcheltree Tentet on the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, sponsored by the New York Council for the Arts Foundation. He also performed with Wilber Morris at the Kraine Gallery, with Paul Aston Group at Roulette and with his own trio at the Katonah Museum of Art--all events funded by Meet the Composer.
For the Spoleto Arts Festival, John recorded a dance piece for Blondell Cummings, music composed by Butch Morris. Other work with composer Butch Morris includes live performances of original music for two New York plays--“Modet”, written by Alan Graubard and performed at Aaron Davis Hall, and “My Darling Gremlin,” written by playwright Gregory Tate, performed at The Kitchen.