Will Bernard, guitar
Eric Kalb, drums
Jeff Hanley bass
Ben Stivers, keys
The Will Bernard Band will be playing at the Blue Note Late Night series on July 19.
Joining Will this time will be Eric Kalb on Drums (Sharon Jones, Deep Banana Blackout) Ben Stivers on keys (Bee Gees, Ricky Martin) and Jeff Hanley on bass (Doug Wamble).
Will and Eric and Jeff are part of a collective ensemble called the "Pleasure Drones" that builds songs and performances from spontaneous improvisations involving heavy funk riffs, electronics and psychedelia. The Blue note will feature some of this music mixed with modern takes on organ jazz classics and Will's original music.
Will Bernard grew up in the rich San Francisco Bay Area music scene and has lived in New York for the past 6 years.
He has performed and recorded with Peter Apfelbaum, Stanton Moore, Robert Walter, Charlie Hunter, Ben Sidran, Tom Waits and others. He has 2 Grammy nominations.
Will has 6 albums as a leader and will be releasing a seventh this year ("Just Like Downtown") on Pos-itone records.
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