Blue Note Jazz Club Presents Mark Shine, Will Bernard, et al. in Late Night and Brunch Series May 21-27


The Blue Note Jazz Club Presents the LATE NIGHT GROOVE SERIES, EAST MEETS WEST BRUNCH SERIES, and MONDAY NIGHT SERIES featuring Mark Shine, Will Bernard, Young Joo Song, and Reggie Washington May 25 - 28, 2012.



Friday, May 25, 2012 • 12:30AM • $10

Born in London to a Jamaican father and British mother, Mark Shine spent his younger years growing up in the sunny picturesque island paradise of Jamaica. A desire to marry the styles of artists like Lionel Richie, Billy Ocean, Azwad , Dennis Brown, and Jimmy Cliff inspired him to form Rocsta Society – a group whose music expresses a spirit of unity and love that transcends boundaries. Shine's colorful fusion of urban, contemporary rock, and reggae flavors produces irresistible melodies, readily felt and embraced by all who have been touched by his vibe. After television and radio appearances, as well as performances on multiple local Media Houses, Shine and his band have returned to New York City to enhance and develop a sound that is truly a genre of its own.



Saturday, May 26, 2012 • 12:30AM • $10

Guitarist Will Bernard has covered a great deal of ground during his career, both musically and geographically. The Berkeley, CA, native made his recording debut with multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum's culture-fusing Hieroglyphics Ensemble on Don Cherry's 1989 Multikulti album. Since then, Bernard has on to perform and record with Charlie Hunter, RoBert Walter, John Medeski, and Stanton Moore; hip-hop group The Coup; reggae band Groundation; legends like Dr. John, Booker T, Bernie Worrell, Zigaboo Modeliste, and Dr. Lonnie Smith; renowned rock eccentric Tom Waits; and myriad others. He was also a member of the Grammy-nominated group T.J. Kirk, alongside Charlie Hunter. In addition to his work as a collaborator, Bernard has amassed a formidable discography as a leader, stretching from his 1998 debut Medicine Hat through 2008's Blue Plate Special and his latest release, Outdoor Living (2012).