A long time Bay Area musician, guitarist/composer Will Bernard first came to prominence
through his membership in Peter Apfelbaum's Hieroglyphics Ensemble, whose first record
appeared in 1990. Since then he has been involved with a host of boundary stretching
groups, ranging from jazz, hip hop and world music to experimental music, with many
stops in between. He has performed and recorded with Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love
Orchestra, Peter Apfelbaum's various band incarnations, Beth Custer, The Coup, and
Midnight Voices to name a few. The most successful of these projects was the group T.J.
Kirk (with Charlie Hunter) whose 2nd record for Warner Bros. "If Four Was One" was
nominated for a Grammy in 1997. Will released his debut CD as a leader, "Medicine Hat",
in 1998 on Verve/Antilles.