Bruce Fowler

Bruce Lambourne Fowler (born July 10, 1947)[1] is an American trombonist and composer. He played trombone on many Frank Zappa records, as well as with Captain Beefheart and in the Fowler Brothers Band. He composes and arranges music for movies, and has been the composer, orchestrator, or conductor for many popular films.

Bruce Fowler
Birth nameBruce Lambourne Fowler
Born (1947-07-10) July 10, 1947 (age 73)
GenresRock, jazz, classical, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, conductor
Years active1973–present
Associated actsFrank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Ed Mann

He is the son of jazz educator William L. Fowler and the brother of multi-instrumentalist Walt Fowler and bassist Tom Fowler. Bruce Fowler is participating in the Band from Utopia, the Mar Vista Philharmonic, and Jon Larsen's Strange News from Mars, featuring Zappa alumni Tommy Mars and Arthur Barrow. He also recorded albums with Air Pocket, a band including his siblings.

Fowler is the recipient of the 2007 Film & TV Music Awards for Best Score Conductor and Best Orchestrator.


With Frank Zappa/The Mothers of InventionEdit

With Captain BeefheartEdit

With The Toshiko Akiyoshi - Lew Tabackin Big BandEdit

With Eric ClaptonEdit

With Stu NevittEdit

  • The Marion Kind - 2007

With Jon LarsenEdit

With Stan RidgwayEdit

With Oingo BoingoEdit

With Ed MannEdit

  • Perfect World - 1990

With Avenged SevenfoldEdit

Solo worksEdit

  • Entropy - 1995
  • Synthetic Division - 1995
  • Ants Can Count - 1995
  • Inception - 2010


  1. ^ "Bruce Fowler". Retrieved 2013-10-03.

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