Jazz Paintings, Jazz Art, Musician Paintings


by BRUNI  Sablan


Musicians Talk About BRUNI


“She is a master.”

Ahmad Jamal


“I love, love her work.  She captures our essence.”

 Michael Brecker


“Do you know this is good stuff?  I mean, do you know how good it is?”

Branford Marsalis


“We speak the same language.  She is incredibly sensitive.  Man, it’s cosmic!”

Chico Freeman


“She’s Brilliant.”

Roberta Flack, Collector


“Man, she really paints us, not just smoke and special effects.”

Emily Remler


“This isn’t a gallery, it’s a church.”

Bruce Forman, Upon viewing BRUNI’s gallery


“What BRUNI is doing is very important, she should never stop…”

Leonard Feather, Jazz Critic & Collector


“Their physical likeness comes through, their soul comes through and BRUNI’s soul comes through.”

McCoy Tyner



It shows Bird’s maturity and command…this one is my husband.”

Chan Parker, Widow of Charlie Parker

Of Chan’s large and valuable collection,

She stated that the most important things were

The painting Bird did of their daughter Pree,

Bird’s King saxophone and BRUNI’s painting of Charlie Parker.



Miles pulled down his shades, let BRUNI do a quick drawing of his eyes,

Looked at her portfolio and with a nod of approval said,

“I like your stuff.”

Miles Davis



Many jazz musicians have requested that BRUNI paint their portrait

and many jazz greats have expressed their admiration such as…


Shirley Horn, Houston Person, Carmen McRae, Randy Brecker, Paquito D’Rivera, Dorothy Donegan, Carl Jefferson, Sheila Jordan (Collector), Abbey Lincoln, Dave and Jola Brubeck, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Ritchie Cole, Charles McPherson, Larry Coryell, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Sample, Sam Rivers, Reggie Workman, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Haden, Toots Thielemans, Stan Getz, Bobby Hutcherson, George Coleman, Milt Jackson, Jack Sheldon, Cedar Walton, Ray Brown and others.


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1171 Lincoln Ave.

San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 298-4700
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