Peter Bernstein Quartet

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Last Show: Tuesday 8 th January 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Jazz 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 numerous recordings and performances with musicians from all generations. As a leader, Peter has released 12 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. 


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"Peter’s an extremely elegant musician with a gorgeous tone that seems to relax you when you hear it." - The Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles

"Mr. Bernstein is a fluidly improvising guitarist in the post-bop tradition, with control over harmony and a beautiful sound." - The New York Times

Current Projects include a solo record, "Solo Guitar – Live at Smalls" in 2013, the albums "Let Loose" w/ Gerald Clayton, Doug Weiss, and Bill Stewart in 2016  and "Signs LIVE!”,  featuring pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Gregory Hutchinson, in 2017,  both released on Smoke Session Records  as well as the highly acclaimed organ trio with organist Larry Goldings and drummer Bill Stewart with whom he has released numerous albums and toured world wide for almost 30 years. The most recent releases are "Ramshackle Serenade” (2014) and "Toy Tunes” (2018), both on Pirouet records.

The legendary guitarist JimHall has said that Peter ”...has paid attention to the past as well as the future. He is the most impressive guitarist I’ve heard. He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste.” 

Band Lineup

Peter Bernstein (guitar)

Sullivan Fortner (piano)

Leon Parker (double bass)

Darryl Hall (drums)