From Beaverton, Oregon to Longmont, Colorado, writer, author, photographer, videographer, graphic artist, concert producer and performer, and CD producer Jude Hibler has interviewed and/or photographed some of the giants in the jazz world. She published and edited Jazz Link magazine in San Diego, California from 1988-1992.

She has written liner notes and has had her photographs used for compact disc recordings, two of The Dale Bruning Jazz Guitar Series: Vol I and Vol II, two of Joe Pass’ music books: Joe Pass Improvising Ideas, (out- of-print) which she coauthored, and Joe Pass Note for Note, both published by Mel Bay.

She was a featured writer and photographer for 20th Century Guitar magazine and Jazzscene of Oregon and has had articles in Just Jazz Guitar magazine. She was a publicist for Concord Jazz records in the early 1990s.

Jazz historian Leonard Feather asked her to be a contributing writer for his final The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz book, coedited with Ira Gitler, (© 1999, Oxford University Press, New York).

In 1996, she and her business partner, guitarist,composer, arranger, and educator Dale Bruning, coproduced his first CD on their JLE label entitled The Dale Bruning Quartet: Tomorrow’s Reflections (JLECD-4001).

Also in 1996, they presented their first Timeless Music of Great Composer Concerts. Mr. Bruning writes arrangements and Ms. Hibler researches, writes, and tells the stories of the composers and the selected songs in between the playing of the songs

In fifteen years, the two partners have presented more than two dozen different concerts in various venues: clubs, churches, Senior Centers, book stores, guitar stores, performing arts centers, and even a barn!

In 1997, she did the notation and art work for Mr. Bruning’s book: The Dale Bruning Jazz Guitar Series, Volume I: Phrasing and Articulation (© 1997, Jazz Link Enterprises Publishers). In 2010, she did the same thing for The Dale Bruning Jazz Guitar Series, Volume II: Phrasing and Arpeggios (© 2010, Jazz Link Enterprises Publishers)

She coproduced the first Longmont Jazz Festival in 1997 and has produced or coproduced many other concerts, including a Big Band series in Hollywood, California that featured such bands as Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gerald Wilson, Bill Holman, and Frankie Capp.

She produced a concert in 1998 featuring Mr. Bruning and bassist Michael Moore. This concert was recorded and is on the Jazz Link Enterprises label, titled Conference Call.

Additionally, she worked on Mr. Bruning’s third CD, Live! at Sherman’s Coffee House, with Rich Chiaraluce as the leader and Ken Walker on bass.

Other CD recordings she has assisted in their production, graphic arts, and or story-telling performance include:
Dale Bruning & Bill Frisell: Reunion [JLECD-440072]
Dale Bruning Quartet with Jude Hibler, Narrator: The Timeless Music of Harold Arlen [JLECD-6029]
Dale Bruning Quartet with Jude Hibler, Narrator: The Timeless Music of Harry Warren [JLECD-7938]
Easy Does It! The Music of Charles Eakin – Dale Bruning Quartet
Music of Gershwin, By George! – Dale Bruning Quartet
Classical Connections, Vol I: with Ali Ryerson
Classical Connections, Vol II: with Ali Ryerson

A native of Beaverton, Oregon, Ms. Hibler attended Portland State College, University of Arizona in Tucson andthe University of Colorado in Boulder.

While publishing and editing Jazz Link magazine, the publication had subscribers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

Some of the people she interviewed and/or photographed include:
Howard Alden, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Gene Bertoncini, Ed Bickert, Homer Brown, Les Brown, Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Dale Bruning, Kenny Burrell, Benny Carter, Jeff Clayton, John Clayton, John Collins, Bob Cooper, ‘Papa’ John Creach, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Herb Ellis, Ron Eschete, Leonard Feather, Pete Fountain, Bill Frisell, Sandy Graham, John Guerin, Benny Golson, Jim Hall, Jeff Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Hank Jones, Barney Kessel, Earl Klugh, Frankie Laine, Harold Land, Peggy Lee, Mundell Lowe, Ginny Mancini, Johnny Mandel, Pat Martino, Bill Mays, Les McCann, Marian McPartland, Carmen McRae, Ron Miles, Red Mitchell, James Moody, Lennie Niehaus, Lou Rawls, Ellyn Rucker, Shorty Rogers, Howard Rumsey, Rob Schneiderman, Bud Shank, Johnny Smith, Carol Sloane, Ralph Sutton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Toots Thielemans, Ed Thigpen, George Van Eps, Eddie ‘Cleanhead’ Vinson, Leroy Vinnegar, Cedar Walton, Gerald Wiggins, Gerald Wilson, Joe Williams, Mike Wofford and Denny Zeitlin.

Her writing and photography have earned her a place in five volumes of the Marquis Who’s Who in the West, in America, of Women, in the World and in Entertainment.

Ms. Hibler lives with her family in Longmont, Colorado.



1988-1992: Jazz Link magazine, San Diego, CA


1988-1992: Jazz Link magazine, San Diego, CA

1995: The Gift of Jazz magazine, Denver, CO

Photographs Published:

1990: Pete Christlieb/Bob Cooper CD, Mosaic, Capri

1992: Jazzscene of Oregon, Portland, OR

1993: Jazz Now magazine, Oakland, CA

1994: Joe Pass Note by Note (Mel Bay Publishing, © 1994)

1994: Joe Pass Improvising Ideas (Mel Bay Publishing, (c) 1994)

1995: The Gift of Jazz magazine, Denver, CO

1996: Dale Bruning Quartet, Tomorrow’s Reflections CD

1997: Just Jazz Guitar magazine

1997: The Dale Bruning Jazz Guitar Series, Volume 1: Phrasing and Articulation, JLE, © 1997

1998: 20th Century Guitar magazine; The Denver Post; Dale Bruning/Michael Moore Conference Call CD; Rich Chiaraluce Trio: Live at Sherman’s CD

2000: Sandy Graham: Comes Love CD

2000: Dale Bruning & Bill Frisell: Reunion CD

2001-2006: Many CDs, Cultural Times Newspaper, Jazz Scene of Oregon; Longmont Senior Center Exhibit

1994: Joe Pass Improvising Ideas (Mel Bay Publishing, © 1994)

Contributing Writer
1991: Asked by Leonard Feather to be a Contributing Writer for The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz, coedited by Mr. Feather and Ira Gitler (Oxford University Press, © 1999)

1992 – present: Jazzscene of Oregon, Portland, OR

1993: Icon Arts newspaper, Denver, CO

1994: Jazz Now magazine, Oakland, CA

1998 – 2006: 20th Century Guitar magazine, New York, NY

2005-2006: Cultural Times Newspaper, Breckenridge, Colorado

Theme Concerts

1996: Songs of Tin-Pan Alley Composers.

1999: Great Music of the 20th Century

2000: Timeless Movie Music of Johnny Mandel & Michel Legrand

2000: Timeless Music of Duke Ellingtonington & Hoagy Carmichael

2001: Timeless Music of Harold Arlen & Harry Warren

2002-present: several dozen programs

Graphic Artist

1989: Joe Pass brochure

1995: Ahmad Jamal/Shirley Horn/Freddy Cole brochure 

2005: James Moody Fund Raiser Invitation

2005: John Coltrane brochure

1996-present: promotional tools, including posters, CDs, Program Guides, flyers for Dale Bruning & Jude Hibler events

1998-2004: designed flyers and posters for Longmont Jazz Festival

2006: designed flyers, pdfs, Program Guides for The Dale Bruning Celebration Day


2005: Longmont Jazz Association – Computer Program

1989: Greenwood Junior High, El Cajon, CA

1990: Long Beach High School, Long Beach, CA

1996: Jazz Music and Media with Dale Bruning, Bates College, Lewiston, ME


1988: Jazz Link magazine Best Jazz Publication in Southern California, Birdland West, Long Beach, CA

1989: Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to Education by the National Association of Jazz Educators (NAJE – now known as the International Association of Jazz Educators, IAJE)

1990: Honorary membership in the Musicians’ Association of San Diego County (Local #325) in 1990 for “…her continuous support and promotion of live jazz and jazz musicians.”

1992: First person to be named First Friend of Jazz by Dr. Billy Taylor in the Soundpost newsletter in 1992 for her “help in promoting and supporting jazz in visible ways.”

1995: Marquis Who’s Who in the West 1996-1997 25th Silver Edition

1996: Marquis Who’s Who in America – 51st edition

1996: Marquis Who’s Who in American Women

1996: Marquis Who’s Who in the World

1997: Marquis Who’s Who in Entertainment

Concert Producer

1991: Produced Big Band Concerts with Diane Varga; Bruhns & Allen featuring: Bill Berry; Capp/Pierce Juggernauts; Buddy Collette; Bob Florence; Ann Patterson’s Maiden Voyage; Gerald Wilson; Bill Holman; Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

1996: Jazz Link Enterprises Presents Fall Jazz Series 1996 featuring Theme Concerts. Mr. Bruning leads different playing configurations. Booklets researched/written/commentary spoken by Ms. Hibler

1997: Coproducer of first Longmont Jazz Festival

1998: Producer of Dale Bruning/Michael Moore Concert, Longmont, CO

2003-2007: Producer various programs at Dazzle Restaurant, Denver. Gene Bertoncini, John Pisano, Ron Anthony, Ali Ryerson, among the guest artists appearing with Dale Bruning.

2006: Producer of The Dale Bruning Celebration Day, Broomfield, Colorado

Radio Host

1990: Jazz Link Special with Don Howard and Lady Jude, KPOP AM, San Diego

1988: present: Guest on a variety of radio and television shows – San Diego/Denver/Lincoln