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As a versatile player with eclectic tastes, bassist Bernhardt has never been content to stay in one musical style. Before BMR4 became his main project he was hired extensively in the blues, rock, and hip-hop fields. As a founder of the roots rock band, The Buzz, he has toured the country in support of the groups's releases "Highway" and "Live At Buddy Guys Legends". These recordings have received airplay on over 200 radio stations,garnered favorable reviews,and sold over 10,000 copies.The band toured under established booking agencies, such as Monterey International, and The Billions Corporation.
As a graduate of Berklee College of Music in December of 1993, Jason has been actively working in the music community in Chicago for well over 10 years. Jason or "Jay" as many in the business call him, is equally as comfortable playing rock, jazz or the blues as he has played with Buddy Guy (A Grammy and Rock Hall of Fame Silvertone Recording Artist) for the past 5 years.
After graduating from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in jazz guitar performance, Neal moved to Chicago and has freelanced with many major jazz artists including Lin Halliday, Ed Thigpen, Howard Levy, Fareed Haque, Grazyna Augusick, and Blue Note recording artist Patricia Barber. Neal's versatility has also enabled him to perform R&B/soul with KFox (DefSoul records), classic rock covers with Cast Iron Skillet, and 20th-century classical music with HardArt Groop. Recently, Neal has released a duo CD with vocalist Typhanie Monique on BluJazz records titled Intrinsic. The great majority of the national and international performances that Neal participates in are with Patricia Barber.
As a graduate of DePaul University's School of Music (BM '93), Mike Rodbard has been working steadily in Chicago for the last 15 years. He has a versatility in styles that makes him one of the city's most called drummers, whether its playing jazz, the blues, or straight rock and roll. For the past four years, he has been the drummer for the Lonnie Brooks Blues Band, international recording artist for Alligator Records.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun