J. Brunka started playing guitar when he was 9 years old. He didn’t really like his lessons so he stopped after a short time. That might have had something to do with the teacher.
Still feeling the itch to play music he continued to teach himself guitar and bass through to high school. He then went on to college where he studied music. That is where he was introduced to the Double Bass, the instrument that he is best known for. He still plays all of them, along with some piano, and has made a career playing and teaching music for over twenty years.
J. Brunka has performed in almost every style of music in every type of venue –jazz, rock, classical, blues, latin, and klezmer at places like concert stages, large outdoor festivals, cruise ships, pit orchestras, all the way to backyard weddings and dive bars. He has recorded for major record labels and small independent projects and has performed with many great musicians you’ve probably never heard of as well as grammy-winning and platinum-selling artists. He can be seen regularly all over the tri-state area leading groups as well as being a sideman and having a great time doing it.