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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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Calendar of Events

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IRWIN HALL #JUSTMUSIC FT. VOCALIST JACKIE GAGE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

GUITAR LEGEND RON JACKSON

MISTERKA COLLECTIVITY

FRISSON PRESENTS MATT DIBIASE QUARTET

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON PRESENTS MICHAEL ORENSTEIN TRIO FT. NATHAN RICE

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON PRESENTS SARA SITHI-AMNUAI QUARTET

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

FRISSON FT. MATT DIBIASE, SARA SITHI-AMNUA, NATHAN RICE, RUSSELL GELMAN SHEEHAN, MICHAEL ORENSTEIN, ELI HEATH, & CHASE KUESEL

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THE ROMAIN PILON QUARTET

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

VOCALIST REN GEISICK “LOVE AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS”

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

VOCALIST REN GEISICK “LOVE AND OTHER MISUNDERSTANDINGS”

TRUMPET SENSATION ITAMAR BOROCHOV & HIS QUARTET

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

CLOSED THIS EVENING

JAVIER SANTIAGO & HIS BAND, EXPLORING HIS HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “PHOENIX”

JAVIER SANTIAGO & HIS BAND, EXPLORING HIS HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM “PHOENIX”

VALENTINE’S DAY WITH INTERNATIONAL SENSATION SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

PARIS’S SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

MARK ROBINSON “SONGS OF FRANK!”

PARIS’S SHOLA ADISA-FARRAR!

THE JEFF DENSON QUARTET

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

THE AARON KRUZIKI QUARTET “THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

DANIELLE WERTZ AND HER SWINGIN’ QUARTET

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

LILAN KANE “THE SULTRY SIDE OF JAZZ AND SOUL”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

DANIEL ROTEM, FROM THE ALBUM “SERENADING THE FUTURE”

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

KAMASI WASHINGTON’S DRUMMER JONATHAN PINSON & HIS BOOM CLAP! FEATURING MELOGIA

CLOSED THIS EVENING

TERRY DISLEY & THE JAZZ-ROCK EXPERIENCE

THE WALTER EARL GROUP

STEVEN LUGERNER’S SLUGish ENSEMBLE

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK

NATE SMITH + KINFOLK