Bruja (pronounced "Brew-Ha”), is a Delray Beach, Florida band that mixes elements of Rock, Funk, Blues to create a synergy of tight and punchy grooves that are guaranteed to get you moving. The lyrics speak of life lessons, personal growth and self discovery.
The band is led by Colombian born singer-songwriter, Jorge "Bruja" Zarruk. The English translation for "Bruja" is "Witch". The name originated as a nickname Jorge obtained while growing up a teenage surfer in El Salvador, where his family moved when he was an infant.
Songs like "Tomorrow Never Comes", a Reggae-Rock fusion with Jerry Garcia influenced guitar work, or "Jack Daniel’s Blues", a gritty Blues Rock tune, are crowd favorites.
Whether you like Blues, Rock, Reggae and/or Funk, the groove is tight, funky, and it makes you move your feet!
The band members are:
Jorge "Bruja" Zarruk -Lead Vocal/Guitars/Harmonica
Jorge's a multicultural singer-songwriter and guitarist whose primary love for Blues guitar seeps into any genre he approaches, making for a fresh blend of Blues-Rock and Reggae fusions. Songs like Tomorrow Never Comes, glazed with Jerry Garcia influenced guitar work, shows more range than just the blues, while his baritone vocal style can go from breathy to a blues growl.
Tommy Rispoli- Bass
Tommy hails from the New York Rock and Metal scene. He reemerged in the Delray music scene and, within a short time, has performed and recorded with some of the best musicians in South Florida. You can clearly hear Tommy’s Funk, Rock and Fusion inspired grooves in songs like Check the Groove and Coming Down, two tracks in Bruja’s upcoming EP, which is set to be released in November of 2019. Whether Tommy’s recording, playing, or putting together an extracurricular project for the band, it is clear that his recitation, timing and tight grooves are the backbone of Bruja’s trademark rhythm section.
Monique Chalk- Keys/Back Up Vocals
Having studied Music at Juliard, Monique's vocals are powerful and soulful at the same time. Her vocal versatility allows her to cover all different genres of music as well as perfectly compliment Jorge's baritone vocals.
Cory Ricardy - Drums/Percussion
Cory is an amazing force behind the drums. He is funky, versatile, very dynamic and perceptive, and just a natural talent, At 22, he's already a veteran in the local music circuit, and he also performs regularly with a number of talented local bands. He has also taught Drums at School of Rock, showing the new breed of musicians the way.
Jorge Solo at Two Georges Waterfront Grille
Jorge Solo from 5-8pm
Jorge Solo from 5-8pm
Full band at Two Georges 4pm-7pm.
BRUJA at E.R. Bradley's
Bruja full band 6-10pm.
BRUJA at Banana Boat
Bruja Full band from 7-11pm.
BRUJA at Deck 84
Full band at Deck 84.
BRUJA at Nectar Lounge
Bruja returns to Nectar Lounge at 8pm.
Monday Reggae night with Bruja
Monday night Reggae at Bradley's with Bruja. 10pm-1am.
BRUJA returns to The Blue Anchor
Full band from 10pm-1am
Jorge Solo at Grandview Public Market
Jorge Solo from 3-6pm at Grandview Public. Come check this place out, it has a pretty laid back and family friendly vibe.
BRUJA returns to Banana Boat
Full band from 7-11pm
Jorge Solo at 501 Grill East
Jorge will be doing a solo performance for 6-9pm. This is inside the Boca Resort and it's for members only.
BRUJA at Johnnie Brown's
join Bruja for a Sunday night full of tunes and fun at one of Delray's most iconic places. 8-12.
Bruja returns to Two Georges to rock the deck from 4-7pm. Join us for Sunday Funday!
Bruja Acoustic Duo at the Pub. With Ron Shapiro on harmonica.
Jorge Solo from 5-9pm.