UNC’s Sunset Jazz Artist Series Kicks Off with Guest Artist Peter Bernstein

Guitarist Peter Bernstein will appear with the University of Northern Colorado's Jazz Faculty Quartet at this season's first installment of the Sunset Jazz Artist Concert Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Panorama room in the University Center, intersection of 20th Street and 10th Avenue.

Admission is $10 for the general public, free for UNC students and faculty/staff with ID and $7 for non-UNC students or faculty/staff with ID and seniors. Tickets are available at the door only; reservations are not necessary. Free parking is available in lots adjacent to the University Center.

Bernstein has been praised by guitar legend Jim Hall as "one of the most impressive young guitarists," and has been part of the jazz scene both in New York and abroad since 1989.

As a celebrated performer and recording artist, Bernstein has played with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb (Cobb's Mob), pianist Brad Mehldau, organist Larry Goldings, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Melvin Rhyne, drummer Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Nicholas Payton, Lee Konitz, Tom Harrell, John Scofield, Eric Alexander, Lou Donaldson, and Larry Grenadier.

Bernstein teaches at New York University, and has served on the faculties at the Julliard School, Berklee College of Music, North Texas State University, the New School Jazz Program and the Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam.

Recognized in both the readers' and critics' polls in Downbeat Magazine for the past three years, he continues to hone his style through writing and performing and has developed a distinctive and unforgettable guitar sound that is all his own.

Bernstein will be joined by UNC Jazz Faculty Quartet members Dana Landry, Erik Applegate, Jim White and Steve Kovalcheck.

In addition to the performance, Bernstein will conduct a free Sunset Jazz Artist Clinic at 3 p.m. in room 63 of Frasier Hall, intersection of 9th Avenue and 17th Street.

The Sunset Jazz Artist Concert Series is presented by the UNC Jazz Studies Program and is
supported by the UNC student chapter of the Jazz Education Network.

For more information, visit www.uncjazz.com.