I’ve been playing music with guitarist Bernie Petteway on and off for many years. We had a quartet, The Wasabi Brothers, for several years playing electric/eclectic jazz-sort-of. For the last few years we’ve been playing sporadically with drummer Ed Butler as the Bernie Petteway Trio.
I’m reluctant to call this a “jazz trio” though we do play jazz. It’s more than that so let’s just say we’re an “improvising ensemble” using a wide array of material from the jazz, popular, and folk traditions as a spring board. This is a fun ensemble to play with and while we tend to draw out of the same pool of tunes from one performance to the next, everything that happens is pretty spontaneous. We play well together.
You can hear us almost every 1st Thursday of the month at the General Store Cafe in downtown Pittsboro, NC – just off the traffic circle. The food there is great and there are wonderful crafts scattered around the restaurant making it a very interesting place visually.
We’ll be there this coming Thursday, February 1st, at 8:00 PM for 2 hours of good music for our friends. Hope you’ll come!
UPDATE: Gig canceled due to bad weather. The General Store Cafe will be closed tonight.
UPDATE 2: – In March we’ll be performing on the 15th, not the 1st.