Three-time Juno nominee, twice voted “Best Acoustic Pianist” in the Jazz Report awards, and winner of a SOCAN award for “Best Jazz Composition”, Bernie Senensky has earned the reputation of being one of Canada’s premier Jazz artists, with 13 recordings under his name. The list of artists that he has performed with includes: Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Joe Williams, Phil Woods, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Blue Mitchell, Pharoah Sanders, Dave Liebman, Art Blakey, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Donald Byrd, Elvin Jones (who called Bernie “one of the best pianists I’ve ever played with), Art Farmer, George Coleman, Buddy DeFranco (who called Bernie “the best of the best”), Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, Red Rodney, Barney Kessel, Art Pepper, Terry Gibbs, Chris Potter, Pepper Adams & Zoot Sims. Bernie is also recognized across Canada for his close associations with Moe Koffman, Dave Young, Lenny Solomon and Peter Appleyard. He appeared as a guest on the acclaimed Marian McPartland NPR radio show“Piano Jazz” and holds the distinction of being the only Canadian guest of Oscar Peterson on his TV show “Oscar Peterson Presents”, among the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. His latest CD “Invitation” is available on PM Records.
2020 Season Shows
DATE: July 31, 2020
TIME: 7 PM – 8 PM EDT
VENUE: Shady Acres Studio (St. Catharines) (This event will be Livestreamed)
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