Bruce Mack is the Brooklyn-born, creative and quirky-rhythmic keyboardist; vocalist, percussionist, founding member of Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and bandleader for filmmaker legend Melvin Van Peebles wid/Laxative. Other projects featured in include Tricky Dilemma, The 13th Amendment and Divine Pocket Bouncers. He is also one of the country’s most enthusiastic, inspirational and creative arts educators. Since 1995 to present, his development of music programs and curriculum for public schools and youth development organizations such as The Door, Henry Street Settlement and Arts Connection in New York, has enhanced the lives of over 60,000 kids. Bruce Mack has a unique style of teaching which has been the subject of many teachers new and old which is noted in the documentary film “When Fried Eggs Fly” (Tribeca Film Festival, Starz Network and the Documentary Channel), produced and directed by Constantine Limperis of which Mack is the subject. The film was shot on site at P.S.3 in the West Village of New York City where Mack has been the resident Teaching Artist since the Fall of 1999 in the music program he created and developed. Mack’s unique style of teaching has created demand for him to travel and speak at museums, cultural centers and the Teacher’s Colleges of Columbia, Pepperdine, and Ohio State Universities. In 2008 Mack took his style of teaching music to children abroad on behalf of the U.S. State Department with Jazz at Lincoln Center‘s Rhythm Road program to China, Sri Lanka, Burma, the Philippines and to Suriname in 2011.