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About Collective

An 8-piece crossover jazz ensemble featuring L.A.s top jazz musicians handpicked by drummer, bandleader, and producer Bruns. They showcase a virtuosic 3-piece horn section, a highly versatile rhythm section, and powerful lead vocals by singer/songwriter Kevin Baché [bah-shay]. Their music, while rooted in the jazz tradition, is influenced by a variety of genres and features unique arrangements by Bruns based on his folkloric drumming field-research from around the world.

They perform at L.A.’s top jazz venues including, Catalina, Vibrato, and Vitello’s and various city of L.A. events including “Jazz at LACMA”​ and “Meet Me at Reed”. They toured Japan in April of 2017 and again by popular demand in July of 2019. Their most recent albums, “Live at Catalina”​ and “Cherry Avenue” (produced by Bruns for the Panout Music Group™ label) were Top-10 charting, and aired on 300+ radio stations nationwide. “Cherry Avenue” enjoyed radio play on L.A.’s K-JAZZ 88.1FM for over a year. The group has garnered numerous favorable press and media reviews.

Next Show


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Jason Bruns


Beck, Liane Carroll, GOT commercial.


Kevin Baché


David Bowie, Steve Miller.

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Alex Hahn

Alto & Soprano Sax

Michael Bublé, music faculty at LACHSA.

Blake – LACMA

Ron Blake

Trumpet & Flügelhorn

Elton John, Poncho Sanchez, Green Day.

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Fabio de Souza


Ziggy Marley, Jungle Fire, Lady Antebellum.

Thomas – LACMA

Benjamin Thomas


Jazz Masters CalArts, The Happy Maladies, Shandy & Eva, Natália Spadini.


Luca Alemanno


Dave Koz, Maria Schneider, Dee Dee Bridgewater.


Mahesh Balasooriya


Arturo Sandoval, Engelbert Humperdinck, Wayne Shorter.

Special Guests

Buckingham – LACMA

Katisse Buckingham


Prince, Anchorman (jazz flute solo), Yellowjackets.

Fields – LACMA

Brandon Fields

Tenor Sax

George Benson, Tower of Power, Ray Charles.


Zane Musa

sax (d. Feb. 2,2015) – RIP to a legendary sax player and amazing person. A founding member of this band who also played with Jimmy Kimmel Live, Carson Daily Show, Christina Aguilera, Arturo Sandoval, John Mayer, Macy Gray and many others.