Dust Off the Timeless Night
'..regardless of format, AB is a brilliant tunesmith whose colorful vibes blind the shady music industry.' - Home News An accomplished composer, arranger and educator as well as bassist, Adam led the successful folk/rock/klezmer/funk 14-piece big band All Gods' Children for six years. The Aquarian Weekly (NJ) named Adam 'Best Bassist' and the band 'Best Band' in 1993. He later performed and/or recorded with a wide range of talented musicians and dancers, including Levon Helm, Sahib Shihab, Perry Robinson, Walter Perkins, Ethel (String Quartet), Teocinte (from El Salvador), Jack Hardy, Claire Daly, The Angstones, Solar, David Driver, Sean Altman and Jennifer Muller/The Works. In 1990 Adam toured Japan with Hilario Soto's Higher Culture, and in 1993 studied percussion at the Escuela Nacional De Danzaq Moderna Y Folklorica in Havana, Cuba. As a composer and arranger, Adam co-arranged the score for a television program on Groucho Marx that aired on the A&E network's popular series 'Biography.' He has composed many scores for dance, performed at Columbia and Rutgers universities as well as other performances spaces. In 1998, while continuing to perform and record, Adam turned his attention toward jazz education. He is the jazz director at the Berkeley-Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY and on the faculty at Jazz at Lincoln Center. He received a proclamation for his outstanding work in jazz education from Brooklyn Borough president Marty Markowitz on June 3, 2005. 'Dust Off The Timeless Night' is Adam Bernstein's 2nd CD of pop material. It's produced by long time collaborator and They Might Be Giants drummer, Marty Beller. Special guests include Dan Miller (They Might Be Giants), Laurie Berkner, Jack Petruzzelli (Rufus Wainwright/Fab Faux), Peter Kiesewalter (East Village Opera Co.) Tricia Scotti, and Fil Kronengold. Adam Bernstein will be performing as part of The Laurie Berkner Band on the new season of NOGGIN's 'Jack's Big Music Show.' Adam played bass on Laurie Berkner's first three award-winning and critically acclaimed releases, 1997's 'Whaddaya Think Of That?', 1998's 'Buzz Buzz,' and 1999's 'Victor Vito.'