Bruno hails from Sweden and currently resides in Boston. He started performing very young and at age 20 he joined Swedish trombone virtuoso Eje Thelin's group. During his four-year stint with this band he played the major festivals in Europe as well as the Monterey Jazz Festival in the U.S. Since moving to the US in 1981 Bruno has performed/recorded Sam Rivers, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, John Medeski, Jim Black, Mick Goodrick, Dick Oats, Kenwood Dennard and Bob Mintzer to name a few. Ascensio is Råberg's 4th recording as a leader. Previous releases are 'Pentimento' in 1992, 'Orbis' in 1998 and 'Presence' in 2000. He has performed worldwide at festivals and given clinics in USA, Europe, Central America, Japan and South Africa. What the Critics say about 'Ascensio' ' They explore hard-bop, featuring Råberg's monstrous walking bass lines..' Glenn Astarita, All Music Guide.