The BMR4 is an accomplished Chicago jazz quartet that features some of the best players in the city including members of the Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, and Patricia Barber bands. Current venues that the group are playing include Andy’s Jazz Club, Shaw’s Crabhouse, Pops For Champagne, Pete Millers (all locations), Navy Pier, United Center (Chicago Bulls), and official City of Chicago events/functions for Mayor Daley. Our latest CD, ‘Turning Point’, was released on the Hallway Records label (Chicago) in 2007.
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.
I am Jason Moynihan , or ‘Jay’ by some, a professional freelance musician that plays Saxophone, Piano, and Guitar based out of Chicago, Illinois and Niagara Falls, N.Y…..I have extensive experience in touring, recording and education . I graduated from Berklee College of Music in ’94 (Music Performance and a Minor in Arranging).
Beginning in 1989, with a weekly gig at the famous Wise Fool’s Pub in Chicago with legendary blues singer L.C. Walker, Mike Rodbard has been working steadily in the music “biz” since he was eighteen years old. With his hard-swinging shuffles and his dynamic and deep grooves, Mike has continuously played with some of the best musicians in Chicago, and the world.
It makes perfect sense that Neal Alger‘s jazz guitar style and compositions reflect a variety of styles and approaches. Over the years, Neal has played different kinds of music and they’ve continued to influence him up to this day. For example, Neal performed hard rock/heavy metal as a teenager and co-wrote nearly all of the music in his first rock band entitled Requiem.
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