Bruce playing trombone


Bruce has played professional trombone in the Houston area for over 30 years. He has played all styles of music such as seasonal church work, brass quartets/quintets and jazz including trios, small group, and big band. He has played in his own quartet at Cezanne’s in Houston. He has played with famous musicians such as Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters, The Temptations, Don Henley, Joe “Guitar” Hughes, Jimmy Ford, Arnett Cobb, Dennis Dotson, Conrad Herwig and many more.  Contact Bruce

Metronome and sheetmusic

Private Lessons

Bruce has taught private trombone lessons in the Houston area for over 30 years. His students range from junior high beginners to young professionals. He teaches all low brass instruments including baritone, euphonium, or tuba. He has taught in Spring Branch ISD, Pasadena ISD, Deer Park ISD, Houston ISD, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, and Katy ISD. References upon request.  Contact Bruce

Big Band at jazz club

Book a Band

Bruce has been the band leader of his own groups at restaurants, private parties, weddings, and corporate events. He has led trios, quartets, quintets, or larger depending on the client’s needs and budget. Song lists can be provided or developed with the client as appropriate to the occasion and venue.  Contact Bruce

Bruce Melville


Bruce has conducted master classes at University of Houston and Stephen F. Austin State University for summer band camps for many years. He has also been a Region Jazz Band clinician and Guest Artist for Reg. IX and Reg. XIII. He has conducted concert bands at Katy ISD and Grand Prairie ISD, both receiving Sweepstakes. He has judged concert band, solo/ensemble contest judging and pre-UIL in Aldine ISD, Klein ISD, and Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Conference.  Contact Bruce