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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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EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

EMPRESS “LOVELY I AM”: THE SOULFUL, UNPLUGGED PREVIEW OF HER DEBUT ALBUM

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

THE BEN WINKELMAN TRIO

OWEN CLAPP & EAST OF EDEN

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR, PLUS SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST OLIVIA RUFF!

OWEN CLAPP & EAST OF EDEN

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR!

ZEPHYR AVALON QUADROPHONIC BAND

GENR8R FT. 3X GRAMMY-WINNING KEYBOARDIST SAM BARSH & ISRAELI VOCAL SENSATION TAMIR

ALBUM RELEASE: “THE NINE” COMMISSIONED TO CELEBRATE THE FIERCE AND NOTORIOUS RUTH BADER GINSBURG!

CLOSED THIS EVENING

BAND OF ALL-STARS: SYLVIA CUENCA + BEN STOLOROW + DOUG MILLER + ANDREW SPEIGHT “CELEBRATING JAZZ STRAIGHT AHEAD!”

BAY AREA LEGENDS! BASS LEGEND CHRIS AMBERGER & THE HOT DOGS FEATURING THE YOUNG BRATS!

SAX LEGEND SMITH DOBSON QUINTET “SOME MONK AND SOME OF MINE”

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

LEGENDARY JAZZ PIANIST HAROLD MABERN TRIO WITH DRUM LEGEND JOE FARNSWORTH & BASS GREAT MICHAEL ZISMAN

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD: “A NIGHT IN MOROCCO!”

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

TOKA

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

WAYNE TUCKER & THE BAD MOTHA’S

CLOSED THIS EVENING

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

OWEN BRODER PRESENTS: “HODGES & DUKE”

LAURA CORALLINI & TOMER ELDOR QUARTET

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

TRUMPET VIRTUOSO THEO CROKER PRESENTS: “STAR PEOPLE NATION!”

CLOSED THIS EVENING

TONY TIXIER TRIO

TONY TIXIER TRIO

TONY TIXIER TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

TONY TIXIER TRIO

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF

CHRISTOPHER MCBRIDE & THE WHOLE PROOF