Al "Buzzo" Bruno '72 opened Buzzo Music on Geneseo's Main Street in 1970 with $500 contributed from all of his band members. They wanted a place where local musicians could get quality gear for a decent price.
Forty-two years later, Buzzo is still a staple, and a Geneseo icon. He's still playing music, and sometimes on Main Street on breaks outside of his store, as he's done for decades.
Relive the concerts of the Al Bruno Quintet in the 1970s or hear Buzzo perform for the first time with his old band in these recordings, provided courtesy of Buzzo himself.
Above, Buzzo in front of Buzzo Music, 1979. FILE PHOTO
At right, Buzzo with longtime friends and staff members Ellen Phillips '71 and Gary Holt' 73 in 2011. PHOTO BY KEITH WALTERS'11