We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Will Bernard Trio on Saturday, April 21, 2012 as part of the Soul’d Out Music Festival. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, April 20.
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A Berkeley, CA native and recent Brooklyn transplant, guitarist Will Bernard 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 MULTIKUTI (A&M 1989).
Since then Will 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 90s Will 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 successful of these projects was the group T.J. Kirk (with Charlie Hunter) whose sophomore album IF FOUR WAS ONE was nominated for a Grammy in 1997. Tonight he is joined by Bay Area Hammond virtuoso, Wil Blades (who is back at the goodfoot in May with Medeski, Martin and Wood drummer, Billy Martin) and drummer Simon Lott (Charlie Hunter, Skerik’s Maelstrom Trio).