Bruni Sablan, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was introduced to the creative arts at a very young age. Considering her pedigree, it’s no wonder she became an artist. Bruni’s grandfather was a sculptor and painter, her father was an architect and painter, while her mother was an accomplished classical pianist and beloved piano instructor in the California bay area for many years.
Bruni’s father was also passionate about American jazz music and exposed his young daughter to the sounds of Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Artie Shaw, Louis Armstrong and many more. A love of jazz continued into adulthood, where Bruni would eventually sing and travel with the likes of Joao Donato and Walter Wanderley. However, she always came back to a desire to connect with musicians on canvas. Over the past 25 years Bruni has amassed an incredible body of work entitled the “Jazz Master Series by BRUNI.” Today, she continues her pursuit of painting “every great jazz musician who ever lived.”