Bruce Klauber is the biographer of jazz great Gene Krupa, producer/writer of the Warner Bros. “Jazz Legends” DVD series, a columnist, journalist, editor, public relations professional, and a working jazz musician since childhood.
A graduate of Temple University, Klauber’s first published article — an exclusive interview with Moe Howard of the Three Stooges — was published in the Temple News in 1973. Since then, he has contributed to and/or edited dozens of regional and national publications, including FILM Bulletin, Video Insider, Down Beat magazine, Jazz Times magazine, Modern Drummer magazine and ICON magazine. His magazine and newspaper columns, “The Jazz Scene” and “Backstage,” have been running continuously in various publications, and were syndicated nationally via Scripps-Howard for some years, since 1978. As a video producer, his many projects, including those on Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, and Lionel Hampton, won many awards and are considered landmarks in the field of jazz scholarship. In the public relations area, Klauber has just started his third season as public relations director for the nonprofit Jazz Bridge.
As a musician, he played his first professional job as a drummer at the age of eight. In a 50-plus year career, he’s performed with dozens of jazz giants, including Al Grey, Charlie Ventura, Joanie Sommers, and Milt Bucker. He co-founded the All-Star Jazz Trio in 1972, and that group is still going strong, having just celebrated the first anniversary of their East Coast tour with the legendary songstress, Peggy King.