Bernie is one of North Carolina’s critically acclaimed guitarists. His diverse background includes appearances with a variety of jazz, rock, traditional, and rhythm and blues ensembles. He has recorded and appeared in concert with nationally known artists Pat Benatar, Erich Kunzel (conductor St. Louis Symphony), Neil Sedaka, Bee Gees, David Palmer (Jethro Tull), Monica Mancini, Bill Conti, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), the Pointer Sisters, and many others.
Bernie has frequently been a guest soloist with the NC Symphony and has provided guitar accompaniment for many local North Carolina theater companies as well as national touring productions. He has composed music for television programs nationally syndicated by PBS.
In addition to performances with this trio, he also makes appearances with the alt-country ensemble the Crooked Smile Band, and the high energy acoustic-eclectic contradance band Contrazz.
Bernie was one of the founding members of the legendary jazz-fusion group 3PM which EER-MUSIC.com’s tribute page calls “one of the most underrated jazz rock fusion bands to have ever existed.”
Bernie is endorsed by Collings Guitars and Schaefer Guitars of Austin TX.