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Born September 3rd, 1967 in New York City, guitarist Peter Bernstein has been a part of the jazz scene in New York and abroad since 1989. During that time he has participated in over 60 recordings and numerous festival, concert and club performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has made five recordings for the Criss Cross Jazz label. The latest, Heart’s Content, features the all-star rhythm section of Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Bill Stewart.

While a student at The New School, Peter met the legendary guitarist Jim Hall, who asked him to participate in his Invitational Concert as part of the 1990 JVC Jazz Festival. The event featured such guitarists as John Scofield and Pat Metheny and was released as a CD by Music Masters. Hall once noted that Peter “...has paid attention to the past as well as the future. He is the most impressive young guitarists I’ve heard. He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste.”

That same year, Peter was discovered by alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson and took part in the first of four recordings with him. He was a regular member of his group throughout the 1990s. “Some people just have it.” Donaldson said. “...most of the time you have to teach someone what to do, but Peter knows it all.”

Peter has also played with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb (Cobb’s Mob), organist Larry Goldings, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Rhyne, drummer Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Nicholas Payton, Lee Konitz, Tom Harrell, and Eric Alexander and performed in North America, Europe and Asia and making numerous television appearances.

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Album Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein by Mike Rud

Salome's Dance: The...

Bent River Records
2020

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Album Let Loose by Peter Bernstein

Let Loose

Smoke Sessions Records
2016

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Album Peter Bernstein Quartet, Live at Smalls by Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein...

Unknown label
2010

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Album Live at Smalls by Peter Bernstein

Live at Smalls

Unknown label
2010

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Album Monk by Peter Bernstein

Monk

Unknown label
2008

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Salome's Dance

Salome's Dance

Peter Bernstein
Salome's Dance: The Mike Rud...

Dilemma

Dilemma

Peter Bernstein
Introducing Tom van der Zaal

Favela Chic

Favela Chic

Peter Bernstein
Introducing Tom van der Zaal

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