Bruce Kaminsky has been a professional musician for close to forty years. His early musical influences were the Jewish and Middle Eastern music heard at home, along with the music of the synagogue. He started studying bass at age14 and has performed with various rock and jazz groups, classical orchestras and Middle Eastern ensembles. He has appeared on close to fifty recordings including his own tribute to Klezmer/Jazz entitled “And The Angels Swing” and was the featured soloist on a series of commercials for Honda Automobiles.
Kaminsky performed for the landmark 1994 Israeli/Jordanian Peace Concert at the United Nations, the 1998 Jewish Music Festival in Berlin, Germany, the 2003 Internacional de Musica do Algarve, Portugal, along with workshops with renowned Palestinian violinist Simon Shaheen and Concerts for Peace Tours with the multi-ethnic Middle Eastern group, Atzilut.
Kaminsky is a member of the faculty of Drexel University’s College of Performing Arts and is president of Kydd Products, Inc., manufacturer of Kydd Basses and the Kydd BassLab. He is also the creator and leader of the Spice Route Ensemble.
Bruce Kaminsky studied Music Education at West Chester College, Jewish Liturgical Music at Gratz College and holds a Masters of Music from Combs College of Music.