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Thursday, December 21st
6:30pm-9:00pm |$10-15

WILL BERNARD GUITAR TRIO

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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Calendar of Events

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From NYC, The EVAN Sherman Quintet

From NYC, The EVAN Sherman Quintet

From NYC, The EVAN Sherman Quintet

CLOSED THIS EVENING

The Jeff Denson Band

Detroit Jazz Powerhouse, KNMDK!

Detroit Jazz Powerhouse, KNMDK!

Detroit Jazz Powerhouse, KNMDK!

Detroit Jazz Powerhouse, KNMDK!

Detroit Jazz Powerhouse, KNMDK!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Oakland’s Jazz/Soul Vocalist LILAN KANE’s “Tribute to Nancy Wilson”

Giulio Xavier’s VIBE THEORY!

NYC *All-Star* Jazz Renegades: Big Yuki + Patrick Bartley + Brad Miller + Mike Mitchell

NYC *All-Star* Jazz Renegades: Big Yuki + Patrick Bartley + Brad Miller + Mike Mitchell

NYC *All-Star* Jazz Renegades: Big Yuki + Patrick Bartley + Brad Miller + Mike Mitchell

NYC *All-Star* Jazz Renegades: Big Yuki + Patrick Bartley + Brad Miller + Mike Mitchell

CLOSED THIS EVENING

Freddy Clark & WOBBLY WORLD

The WALTER EARL Group

From NYC, The IRWIN HALL Organ Trio

From NYC, The IRWIN HALL Organ Trio

From NYC, The IRWIN HALL Organ Trio

From NYC, The IRWIN HALL Organ Trio

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

THE DAHVEED BEHROOZI QUARTET

NICK LAMB’S “Big Trippin’ Collective”

HOWARD WILEY’S “EXTRA NAPPY!”

HOWARD WILEY’S “EXTRA NAPPY!”

Giulio Xavier’s VIBE THEORY!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

CLOSED THIS EVENING

3X Grammy Winner KEYON HARROLD!

DJ OWEN VELEZ

3X Grammy Winner KEYON HARROLD!

DJ OWEN VELEZ