Bruce Saunders is a guitarist, composer, and educator living in Austin, TX. After receiving his master's degree in jazz/classical guitar from the University of North Texas in 1986 he moved to New York City where he was a full-time resident until 2006 then split his time between New York, Austin, and Boston until late 2013 when he sold his Brooklyn home. During his tenure in NY, he recorded, performed, and toured with some of the world's best musicians. A partial list would include Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Bill Stewart, Peter Erskine, Kenny Werner, Ben Monder, Donny McCaslin, Joe Lovano, Bill Pierce, Bobby Previte, Mark Murphy, and many others. Since moving to Austin he has played with most of the world-class jazz musicians in the city and state as well as continuing to perform and record as a leader. His most recent recording is entitled "Drift" and was recorded in New York at Skyline Studios.