” . . . a fluidly improvising guitarist in the post-bop tradition, with control over harmony and a beautiful sound.” —The New York Times
Guitar – Jazz Institute, Advanced Package
Jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the SJW community for many years, returning regularly to teach and to perform. His knowledge of the instrument and how to play it is encyclopedic; you won’t find a more thorough yet chill guitar teacher. Sign up for Jazz Institute now, and be sure to reserve your spot so you can hang with Peter!
His credits are numerous and deep. As a leader, Peter has released nine albums and a DVD. As a sideman Peter has appeared in groups led by Sonny Rollins, Bobby Hutcherson, George Coleman, Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Fathead Newman, Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Diana Krall, Lee Konitz, Jimmy Cobb, and many more. Current projects include his album Monk with Doug Weiss and Bill Stewart, a recently released solo record, Solo Guitar – Live at Smalls, and the highly acclaimed organ trio with organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart.
The New York Times called them “the best organ trio of the last decade”. Together they recorded dozens of records, all of which display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards or playing their original compositions. Many people consider that organ trio to have single-handedly revived the classic B-3/guitar/drum format that had been so popular in the ’60s.