Although currently a New Yorker, guitarist Will Bernard's unique voice was formed fro the most part from the rich cultural roots of the San Francisco Bay Area. Along the way, he studied classical music, jazz, played in basements and coliseums, and absorbed the Bay Area Multi-Kultii, the New York downtown edge, and the loose funk of New Orleans.
Bernard has since performed and/or recorded with Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, John Medeski, Dr Lonnie Smith, Ben Sidran, Peter Apfelbaum, Jai Uttal, Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, Dr. John, among others. His 2007 album, "Party Hats," as well as his 1997 collaborative project, T.J. Kirk's "If Four Was One," were both nominated for GRAMMY Awards, and he is nominated yearly in Downbeat Magazine's Critics Poll for "Best Rising Star" Guitar Player.
Will is a regular fixture at New Orleans Jazz Fest, Jam Cruise and other similar events, and has toured extensively in the US and Europe. Currently, Will performs with John Medeski's Mad Skillet, Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler, Frequinox with Stanton Moore and Robert Walter, Pleasure Drones, Brian Charette's Mighty Grinders, and the Will Bernard Trio and Quartet. Will’s 11th record as a leader was released in 2022 on Dreck to Disk Records and was on many best of 2022 lists, and in 2023 Will released a duo record with SF clarinetist Beth Custer.
Join us tonight for the Will Bernard New Orleans Quartet, featuring: Will Bernard - guitar David Torkanowsky - piano Lex Warshawsky - bass Shannon Powell - drums
Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm Doors at 7:00pm & 9:00pm
Restaurant is Open 5pm - 10pm for dinner before or after your showtime:
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Kind Reminder: Snug Harbor does NOT serve food inside the Music Room. However, we encourage you to arrive at least 90 Minutes prior to your showtime in order to enjoy full, relaxing dinner service in the Dining Room right next door, before getting seated in the Music Room for your showtime.