Bruno Miranda is a Brazilian-born pianist, composer, musical director and audio engineer admired both by major artists and fans alike for his exceptional versatility on piano. His talent possesses a strong technical foundation rooted in Classical music, a rhythmical prowess influenced by Latin and African genres, and a passionate sensitivity grounded in Jazz and Gospel music. Bruno worked as the musical director for the legendary Christian recording artist, Dr. Ron Kenoly from 2005 to 2009, and is also a two time Latin-Grammy nominated artist and audio engineer.
Bruno moved to the United States in 1999 to study at Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, he became an apprentice under Jetro Da Silva, musical director for Whitney Houston at the time. Consequently, he quickly became a first call for many recordings and performances around New England.
Along the years, Bruno has added incredible accomplishments to his resume, such as, performing and directing bands in over twenty nations, performed and directed in national iconic venues, such as the Madison Square Garden, the L.A. Cathedral, Anaheim Convention Center and the L.A. Coliseum. Currently, Miranda collaborates extensively with Latin-Grammy nominated artist Jose Valentino Ruiz, which has opened up opportunities for live performances in Jazz Festivals such as the Low-Country Jazz Festival in Charleston, SC, among many other venues. This opportunity also provided him with his first nomination for a Latin-Grammy Award as Mixing Engineer for the album “I Make You Want To Move” on the 16th Latin-Grammy Awards in 2015.
On September 21st, 2016, Bruno Miranda’s album Mosaico was nominated for the Latin-GRAMMY Award as Best Instrumental Album. The Album was produced by acclaimed Multi Latin-GRAMMY winner Carlson Barros and assisted by Jesse Pitts. Engineered by a team of Latin Academy members Jose Valentino and Jesse Romero, as well as Bruno Miranda. The 17th Annual Latin-GRAMMY Awards took place in Las Vegas at the newly constructed T-Mobile Arena, on November 17th, 2016. Bruno attended the ceremonies with friends and family.
In the past, Bruno worked as the Music Director for Bell Shoals Baptist Church in Brandon, FL, where he also worked as the Head Engineer for Moving Forward Radio for over 5 years. Academically, he holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s of Science in Music Technology from Indiana University.
Mosaico (The nominated album for the 17th Latin Grammy) reflects highlights in Bruno’s career from when he started studying music until today and is available worldwide via digital distribution including iTunes and Spotify. Mosaico captures a variety of Latin-American cultural styles and it is beautifully performed by Bruno Miranda and his World-Renowned friends.
His Presence is a beautiful Instrumental collection of contemporary Christian songs, performed featuring Bruno Miranda on piano and José Valentino on flute. This project was recorded live in one take, and it expresses Bruno’s deep desire to be used as a tool in the hands of the Creator.
On Chapter II (Released in May 2017) Bruno shares his new life chapter alongside renown musicians and producers, José Valentino and Jesse Pitts. This contemporary instrumental album takes the listener into an emotional life journey. This album takes the concept of an instrumental trio to a new level, by incorporating a variety of styles ranging from contemporary instrumental music, classical, jazz and hints of film scoring.
For more details on Bruno’s career, check out his online résumé here.