Alicia “Bruce” Trujillo is a music professional from occupied Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe land, in what’s now called Denver, CO. Bruce has been working in non-profit music and arts organizations since 2012, with a mission to collaborate with communities who are systematically excluded, with a focus on independent and locally made music and art.
She currently works as the Talent Buyer at Swallow Hill Music, a Denver music venue, school, and outreach organization rooted in folk music, and features artists from around the world, and locally.
Bruce hosted on Colorado Public Radio’s new music service, Indie 102.3, and is the creator and host of Especial, a weekly, hour long dive into new and independent Latin-made music from around the ‘Americas’ and in Colorado.
Bruce is also the Executive Director and Host for Colorful Colorado Collaborations, bringing together Colorado BIPOC musicians, entrepreneurs and local businesses for a unique concert series that celebrates collaboration, creativity and commerce. She’s also the founder and host of Whiskey, Women and Song, which pairs local female-identifying musicians with locally crafted whiskies for performances, interviews and whiskey tastings.
She also serves on the Board of Directors for Biennial of the Americas and D3 Arts, is a Professional Member of the Recording Academy, and books for the Denver discover festival, the Underground Music Showcase. Additionally, she hosts sessions, panels, and other live events with partners across the city, does voice work and audio production, and sometimes writes for Denver Westword.