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Thursday, May 18th
9:30pm-12:30am |$15

WILL BERNARD NYC QUARTET

Guitarist Will Bernard, a Berkeley, CA native and Brooklyn NY transplant studied guitar and piano from an early age with Dave Creamer, Art Lande and Julian White later developing and interest in classical music composition . He received a a degree in music from UC Berkeley where he studied with Andrew Imbrie and others.

He began playing and recording on an international level as a member of Peter Apfelbaum’s Hieroglyphics Ensemble,who made their recorded debut with Don Cherry on “Multikulti” (A&M 1989). Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between. In the 90’s Bernard recorded and performed with many projects under the direction of acclaimed producer Lee Townsend
and worked with groups ranging from the Hindustani-influenced Jai Uttal to the political hip-hop group the Coup. The most commercially successful of these projects was the group T.J. Kirk (with Charlie Hunter) whose sophomore album “If Four Was One” on Warner bros. was nominated for a Grammy in 1997. Will made further inroads with the Stanton Moore trio which toured extensively and made 3 albums on Telarc and a Hal Leonard drum instructional video and book.

Bernard broke out as a bandleader in 1998 with the release of “Medicine Hat” (Antilles/Polygram), showcasing his expert chops and flair for funky, bottom-heavy soul-jazz. He then followed up with two self produced albums (“Motherbug” and “Directions To My House”), before making two albums on Palmetto Records (“Party Hats” and “Blue Plate Special”). “Party Hats” garnered a nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for best contemporary jazz album.The all-star “Blue Plate Special” includes performances by Stanton Moore, Andy Hess and John Medeski. In 2011, Bernard released an organ trio record titled “Outdoor Living” to positive reviews with his own genre-bending style.

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GIULIO’S BLACK CAT TRIO

GIULIO XAVIER’S VIBE THEORY: “J DILLA LIT!”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

ILLY BOGART

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER TRIO

ADAM LARSON GROUP

TONY TIXIER GROUP + FRIENDS

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARK & WOBBLY WORLD

COWBOYS & FRENCHMEN

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHAS PAY TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS AND STEVIE WONDER!

KEYBOARD SENSATION LUCA MENDOZA & HIS COLLECTIVE

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHAS PAY TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS AND STEVIE WONDER!

KEYBOARD SENSATION LUCA MENDOZA & HIS COLLECTIVE

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHAS PAY TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS AND STEVIE WONDER!

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHAS PAY TRIBUTE TO MILES DAVIS AND STEVIE WONDER!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE KRUZIKI URBAN JAZZ COLLECTIVE

TERRY DISLEY & THE JAZZ-ROCK EXPERIENCE

EDGAR PANTOJA & THE AFRO-CUBAN TRIBE!

THE BLACK CAT TRIO

SIRINTIP! — A DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE OF TRIBUS

THE SOULFUL SOUNDS OF LILAN KANE & HER BAND

SIRINTIP! — A DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE OF TRIBUS

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ BAND

SIRINTIP! — A DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE OF TRIBUS

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

MADS TOLLING FEATURING LEGENDARY DANISH GUITARIST JACOB FISCHER

MADS TOLLING GROUP FEATURING LEGENDARY DANISH GUITARIST JACOB FISCHER

DETROIT JAZZ TRIO & FRIENDS

KNMDK!!!

DETROIT JAZZ TRIO & FRIENDS

KNMDK!!!

JAZZ & SOUL SINGER LILAN KANE

KNMDK!!!

ANTON SCHWARTZ + BRIAN HO + MASON RAZAVI + JASON LEWIS

KNMDK!!!

KNMDK!!!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

KNMDK!!!

DETROIT JAZZ TRIO & FRIENDS

PERFORMING SOME HALLOWEEN VOODOO MAGIC: KNMDK!!!

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