Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

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September 27, 2017

Purdie with Allman Bros. Tribute. "The Road Goes On Forever." Brooklyn Comes Alive.

August 14-18, 2017

Join us for a great experience! More info at

Purdie Drum Camp

May 10, 2017

The new RichSticks ad.

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie & Rich Sticks

May 10, 2017

Purdie on the cover of Drumhead.

Purdie Drum Head

November 10, 2016

Bernard has signed an endorsement deal with

Rich Sticks

RichSticks are the sticks of choice for Mr. Purdie.  Check out his signature sticks at the Web Store and pick up a few pair.

Purdie Rich Sticks 2016

August 28, 2016

Bernard chosen as "New Jersey's Greatest Drummer. Read about it in the Asbury Park Press.

Bernard Purdie

1. Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (Springfield) — Perhaps there’s no greater praise for a drummer than to have a beat named after you. For Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, it’s the Purdie Shuffle, a syncopated drumming accent that gives a song a special flair. You can hear it on Steely Dan’s “Home at Last,” courtesy of Purdie, and the beat has been used numerous times, including on Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain” and Toto’s “Rosanna.” If you don’t know Purdie by name, you’ve heard him play — and that’s a guarantee. He’s kept the beat for everyone from Mickey & Sylvia to Aretha Franklin. Some of his favorite records he’s played on include Franklin’s “Until You Come Back to Me,” the Five Stairsteps “O-o-h Child,” Hall and Oates’ “She’s Gone” and “But It’s Alright” by J.J. Jackson. “I loved it,” said Purdie previously to the Asbury Park Press of recording “But It’s Alright.” “J.J. Jackson, the guy who wrote it, he was the one singing and he was also the one playing the piano. It was my band who made the record.” Purdie is a native of Maryland who moved to New York City in 1960, where he found drumming stardom. Since then, he’s lived in Teaneck and Edison before settling in at his current home in Springfield. This musical giant is very comfortable in Jersey and often plays gigs at spots like McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park or Giamano’s Restaurant in Bradley Beach. If you see that he’s playing, go. Purdie is an icon of American popular music — and Jersey’s greatest drummer.

July 1, 2016

Bernard will be performing with Orpheus at the Marin County Fair in San Rafael, CA on Friday, July 1st  at 12:00pm. Buy a one day ticket online and get free access to the show, which is taking place in the Island Tent. See you there!

June 7, 2016.  Bernard Purdie at Sam Ash in Springfield, NJ

From George W. Rigney General Manager – Springfield, New Jersey

Hey Folks, We've done some killer clinics in our time here in Springfield, this one was one for the history books. We have about 150 people in attendance, one of the best attended clinics we've ever had. Bernard is like family here in this store so it was a real honor and privilege to have him perform. Our course he decided to bring along a killer 5 piece band to keep it real. ..and it was real, real funky, real pocket. Rob Paparozzi on vocals & harmonica, Miho Nobuzane piano, Frankie Cicala on guitar and Tetsuya Sato on Bass. The band played lots of tunes and only scratched the surface of the vast Bernard Purdie catalog. Some of the tunes featured were The Chicken, Mr. Magic (Grover Washington) and of course to demonstrate the Bernard "Pretty" Purdie shuffle we had Home at Last (Steely Dan). Bernard took the time to stand up and answer questions and tell amazing stories and give great advice. We had at least 75 people waiting in line to get autographs after the show and Bernard stayed well after the clinic to meet with every one of them. Bernard is not just a great drummer but he's a musical historian, Guru and true gentleman. When Bernard speaks he preaches the truth about how drummers should play and how drummers should act and be professionals in every sense of the word. People who come to a Bernard Purdie clinic not only get to see a great clinic but they leave with an education in music history and musical enlightenment. It was a real special night here at Sam Ash Springfield one that will be remembered for a long time.

January 6-11, 2016.  Bernard Purdie on Jam Cruise 14!  Info here.  This will be a fun one!

June 26, 2015

Check out this nice review of "Let The Drums Speak,"  Bernard "Pretty" Purdie's recent biography by Lisa Torem on the Penny Black Music Blog in the UK!

March 13, 2015

Check out the April 2015 issue of Modern Drummer with Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on the cover!

February 21, 2015

Karen Frisk brings back Legendary Drummer: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie for a book signing, "Let The Drums Speak" - Autobiography... meet & greet and concert.

Sat. Feb. 21, 2015
7:00 - 8:00 pm Meet & Greet Bernard, Book signing session
8:00 - 10:00 pm Concert with
Southern New England premier vocalist: Karen Frisk, vocals...
New England favorite: Kent Hewitt, piano...
from Rhode Island... International artist: Dave Zinno, bass

$35.00 for Book & Concert
Concert: $15.00 with reservation. $18.00 at door.

The Buttonwood Tree - Performing Arts & Culture Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

December 26, 2014

We did an television interview about my biography "Let The Drums Speak," and followed it up with a short jam on the drums.  See the videos here:

Drum solo:


December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful friends and fans.  May your Holidays and New Year be with love, happiness, peace - and music!

Thank you!


October 16, 2014

It's Here! I want to thanks all of my friends, fans and supporters who made this book possible. If you helped as a patron, you will be receiving a special package of gifts and thanks soon. For those of you who want a copy of the book right now. Well, what are waiting for? It's here!

Peace Always!  And Thank you!

October 12, 2014

Hey Boston! I will be performing with my band Orpheus at the Berklee Performance Center on October 12th at 8pm. The show will feature many special guests and a full orchestra conducted by jazz great Tiger Okoshi. Click the link below to purchase your tickets now before they sell out! Peace, Bernard

April 29, 2014 - Updated August 1, 2014

Hello Friends and Fans:

We are raising money to publish my biography, "Let The Drums Speak!, straight from our website using PayPal (who also accepts credit cards).

Please see more info at  Thank you.

Peace always!


P.S. We made it!!!  Thanks all.  The book is scheduled to be out in the Fall of 2014.

December 19, 2013

A Great feature of Bernard and Rob in the December issue of Allegro!

Allegro BP

October 1, 2013

Oregon Music News

Oregon Music News article and videos.

"Drummer Bernard (Prettty) Purdie on his band, his shuffle and…’on the one’."
Check it out!

July 29, 2013

Don’t let the lazy days of summer stop you from coming out for some super music...... As you can see in the picture I am fueling up for a busy weekend.

  • Friday Aug. 2nd Bernard Purdie & Friends will be at Sons of Brazil, SOB in NYC starting at 11 pm doing a Funk & Soul and a James Brown Legacy show will follow.... A hot night of music to put you in a goood mood for the weekend.
  • Sat. Aug. 3rd... Come to Bradley Beach cool off, chill out with me and Jack Hoban’s Rogues On The Run at Giamanos Upstairs Lounge.
  • Sunday Aug. 4th It is time to celebrate Musikfest’s 30th Anniversaryg at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem PA with Craig & Pat Kastelnik and Tom Kozic.
  • Monday Aug. 5th (just the opportunity for you, who worked all weekend), come hang with me and the Rob Paparozzi group at The Dutchman in Manahawkin, NJ.

Check out my calendar for more info! I will be looking for you. 

Peace always Bernard Purdie!


June 11, 2012

Special Benefit Show in NJ!

My Birthday…I will be spending it doing a Fundraising event with my friends for Morris Museum/Bickford Theatre, Morristown, NJ.

The Friends, who have so far confirmed they will be there to entertain you are Rob Paparozzi, Reuben Wilson, Grant Green, Jr. George Naha, Frankie Cicala, Elaine Caswell, Winston Byrd, Craig & Pat Kastelnik and other surprise guests.

Bob Porter from WBGO has graciously agreed to be the MC for the evening.

We are joining together to encourage/help the Theatre to sponsor more live Musical events…. Keep the Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B, etc. alive and well for future generations.

For reservations contact BICKFORD THEATRE Box Office - 973-971-3706 Part of the ticket is tax deductible. HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

It will benefit the music industry and the public. Join us!

Peace always,

Bernard Purdie

February, 2012

New interview!

Ourdie Music Radar

Bernard picks his 6 best tracks in this great interview on  Enjoy!

January 1, 2012

Hello Friends & Fans

2011 ...... This is the year that was . . . . . .

Congratulations to all who survived, hung in there, redefined what was important, and did what it took to adjust to the new reality.

With friends and fans showing up at my gigs the year flew by. Oh yeah, there were some hitches and glitches, some bumps in the road and some very rewarding moments too.

Thank you to one and all who made it possible for me to continue doing my work.

May the New Year bring you hope, possibilities, and new fruitful beginnings.

Peace always
Bernard Purdie

Purdie 2011
Picture courtesy of Mike Litt, Portland OR


If you believe you are on my email list and did not receive an end of the year message from me your e-mail address may have changed or you now have my messages going to Spam or you never said you wanted to hear from me or we had a glitch and you disappeared.

Once a year I write to everyone on the list.  When I leave NY/NJ for a gig in your area, whether it is Ohio or Ireland, you will get a heads up notice. The rest of the year you are left alone. 

This past week around 3,000 greetings were sent. 189 came bouncing back.  Might you have been one of them?


If you want to be on the list, ; and give us your:

  • First & Last name

  • City & State/Country

  • Fan or Musician (& Instrument)

Again, HAPPY NEW YEAR.......Thank you to all who wrote back to me.

And thank you for checking up on me.


January 2012

Join Bernard Purdie and friends for "Skill Sets" on January 14 and February 11, 2012 in Philadelphia.  Each of the afternoon Skills Clinics will be conducted by a top musician or vocalist, followed by a performance by the band.  The cost will be $35 per person for both the clinic and the show. The cost to attend just the evening show will be $5.

November 2011

Purdie in the news: Jazz drummer to perform at Westport Arts Center.

October 2011

Check out the video on the YouTube Page:
"Pretty As I Wanna Be - The Story of Bernard Purdie"

August 2011

Bernard Purdie 2011 Blues Drummer of the Year
Drum Magazine Aug 2011

I am honored by the nomination and thank all my fellow musicians and fans for voting for me.
The magazine entered the following quote: "His namesake shuffle is so tasty it’s a natural blues repellent.”
So I shall continue to go forth and hope to ease your blues.

Peace always,
Bernard Purdie

May 2011

Hello Friends & Fans

Hope you will stop by to hear me this coming Fri. May 13th
Ciboney Café
189 Church St Poughkeepsie, NY
There is a wine tasting at 6:30 pm, a good time to visit.
Then music from 7:30 to10:30 pm. With Michael P.
Then on Sun. May 15th 3 pm
Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown RI.
with Mac Chrupcala Band an afternoon
of music and relaxation.

The following weekend I will be in Allentown PA for a concert
and in Toms River, NJ for a clinic.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Peace always,
Bernard Purdie

BP May 2011

April 1, 2011 (This is no joke!)

Friends and fans:

Two new live performances coming up!

April 9th – 8 pm
1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY
CHECK for details

April 18th 8 pm at
Chico’s House of Jazz
631 Lake Ave
Asbury Park NJ
an exciting group with ARTISTS from FRANCE, ATLANTA, PORTLAND OR, & NY

and yours truly on drums

Peace always..... Bernard Purdie

2011.  Purdie is now being sponsored by Sticks  'n' Skins.

Spring 2011 - Drum lessons with Bernard Purdie!

Coming to the Big Apple this Spring?

See the sights, hear the music, walk in Central Park
or over the Brooklyn Bridge and how about taking
a drum lesson while you are here?

Private lessons by appointment can be arranged
in studios in Manhattan or in Boonton, NJ.

Check with me ahead of time so we can be sure
we get together.

Bernard Purdie

February 26, 2011

Hello Friends & Fans

Plan now, make your reservations to attend

Groovin’ At The Iridium

Sat. Feb. 26th & Sun. Feb. 27th

Two shows each evening 
On drums.... Yours truly Bernard Purdie
Guitar & Vocals...... Grant Green, Jr.
Hammond B3..... Reuben Wilson
THE IRIDIUM 51st & Broadway NYC 212-582-2121

Be a winner on Valentines Day...Red heart...Tuck in the reservation with a card for your sweetheart.

Peace always
Bernard Purdie

January 1, 2011

Hello Friends and Fans

Another year has flown by....... Hope you remain healthy and hearty and
are looking forward to new beginnings in 2011.

It looks like we are facing another year of having to be creative, clever and
cautious in all our endeavors. Hang in there.... times like these can bring
out the best in us all when we approach each day with hope and optimism.

I am thankful for your e-mails and support in the past and look forward to
meeting up with you again in the new year.

Peace always

Bernard Purdie

A short video from the Andrew Zuckerman music project.  Nice!

July 29, 2010

Hello Friends & Fans....

THE 2010 DRUM ROAD TRIP is being held near Rochester, NY.

I will be giving a Clinic on Sat. Aug 7th at 4:30 pm; check  the website for all the great people who will be presenting and participating.

58 East Main St, Webster, NY 14580

Hope to see you there........

Peace always......

 Bernard Purdie

May 26, 2010

Hello Friends & Fans

Good News - Short Notice

I will be playing with 
Soul Catcher this coming 
Saturday May 29th at 9 pm 
at D-Vine Bistro & Wine Bar in Mesa, AZ
Great food, cozy place, wonderful music
Do come and check us out.
Hope to see you there 

Peace always....
Bernard Purdie

April 10, 2010

Hello Friends and Fans.......

 It is party time  Friday April 16th at Jimmy Mak's  221 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR.

Shows at 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm

         > From Los Angeles  John Hart, Bass

        > From New Jersey  Frankie Cicala, Guitar

        > From Portland Janice Scroggins, Keyboard

        > Also from Portland Renato Caranto, Sax

         > Yours truly "Pretty" Purdie on Drums

 Remember....  Come early to party and meet the artists before the show.  Looking forward to seeing you there.


Peace always.... 

Bernard Purdie

 Get tickets from  503 - 224 -8499

 General admission $25.

 Reserved tickets $30.

(With reserved tickets be sure to call Jimmy Mak's right away for dinner reservation and seating arrangement.)

503 - 295 - 6542

Purdie is featured in Batteria Magazine, April 2010.  Article here.


February 28, 2010

Check out some YouTube videos of Purdie playing at NAMM 2010.  Here!

December 10, 2009

Gene McCormick and Jack Hoban (Rogues on the Run) were local Jersey Shore musicians from the same zip codes as Bon Jovi and Springsteen, except that they represented the jazz and R&B offering from that magical and musically fertile part of the country.  Playing at the Jazz & Blues festival in Red Bank with their band "Jersey Blue," they were heard by Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, the world's most recorded drummer with credits that include Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Hall & Oates, Alan Jackson, B. B. King, etc.  After the show Purdie told them "you have a new drummer," and off they went to Home Base studios in NYC, where Purdie had recorded the seminal "Abandoned Luncheonette," with Hall & Oates.  Joined by some of the best studio musicians in NYC, they recorded "Jersey Blue."   Jersey Blue is a diverse and magical set of songs, with some of the finest drumming of Purdie's long and illustrious career.  Jersey Blue covers R&B to Jazz to Rock to Country.  And, of course, the Purdie Shuffle!

Wanna hear some?  Click here:

November 13, 2009

Hello Friends & Fans

It is almost Thanksgiving.... 
A time to reflect on the hectic year of 2009, to stop, to thank one and all for the enrichment you brought to my life. In teaching I received the benefit of the wonderful energy the students put forth and it bolsters my resolve to keep on teaching and sharing the gift I have been blessed with. Being on Broadway again brought back many memories and has re-connected me with many old friends. In travels to Europe and South America new friends were made, a special "hello" to Marco, Danillo, Laura, Daniele, Ale, Sergio and many, many more who made touring such a wonderful experience.

Hope this challenging year brought you enrichment and new resolve to go forth and enjoy the upcoming year.

Peace always...... Bernard Purdie

November 11, 2009

The Jersey Blue CD, with Bernard Purdie, Gene McCormick and Jack Hoban is due for release on December 1, 2009.   The album was produced by Bernard Purdie and contains all new original music - R&B to Jazz to Rock to Country (and don't forget the Purdie Shuffle!).  The album was mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk and sounds great.  Hear a sample and pre-order here.  Autographed copies will soon be available at live Purdie dates.

October 19, 2009

Press release:

Legendary Soul & Funk Drummer, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie Reissues First Solo Album Plus Lost Sophomore LP
Out of print for over 40 years, Remastered Bonus Tracks, Unpublished Photos, Linear Notes with Purdie.

Full Press release here.

For more info contact: or

Call 718.360.4866, E-Mail:

October 12, 2009

Hello Friends & Fans

Well, I am finally coming to Florida, hope you will show up and say Hello.

Miami Jazz Workshop presents.......
Master Class with Bernard Purdie
11 a.m. Sunday Oct. 25th
The Miracle Theatre
280 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables Florida
Cover: $20.

to be followed by 
Concert at 6 p.m.
Cover: $25.

Further info: 786 470 9042

August 2, 2009

See new pix from the Ringo Music Clinic in Torino IT here.

June 6, 2009

A heartfelt thank you to all who support live music and keep me and my fellow musicians working.

 Bernard Purdie

May 21, 2009.

Hello Friends & Fans....

Yes, "Hair" is fantastic, I am loving it. 8 Tony nominations. Do plan on coming and seeing the show.  BUT, listen up I will be taking a leave from June 20th to July 26th, so do plan on coming to the show when I am there,  or you can catch up with me at the following festivals and concerts:

Sunday June 28th Drum Clinic Teatro Arti E Mestieri, Torino, Italy together with Sergio Bellotti (drummer/artist/instructor from Berklee College of Music)

Then a quick tour with w/Kevin Mahogany's Kansas City Revue and The Godfathers of Groove, July 1st thru July 4th Jazz Festival, Ascona, Switzerland, July 7th Jazz a Vienne, Lyon, France, July 8th Jazz San Javier, San Javier, Spain, July 10th North Sea Jazz Festival, Holland, July 17th - 18th Concert at Backstage Experience, Santiago, Chile

Please see my calendar for more details.

Wishing you a good summer and peace always.

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March 31, 2009

Hello Friends & Fans

Okay, here is the reason I have not been around much so far in 2009. "Hair" has taken up my time.... We open on Broadway this week. Hope some of you can come and see the play. then click on Theater

2 page interview and video recorded March 30, 2009 by Dave Segal of the NY Times

Peace always......... Bernard Purdie

Hello Friends & Fans....... Here is your opportunity to see me on the Silverscreen, playing Uncle Bill, the pawnbroker in "Priceless."

The soundtrack was created by Rob Paparozzi and myself, so come and enjoy the great music by the Hudson River Rats and other of your favorites. It is the grand opening of "Hair," so I will not be at the movies.... Do write and let me know your thoughts, should I give up drumming??

Bernard Purdie


Note from the producer:

"Priceless" screening is on Wed. March 25. 7:50pm beginning with 2 short films in the screening block for the NY International Independent Film and Video Festival.

Village East Cinemas, located at 181 2nd Avenue at 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

The movie will be shown on Screen 7.

You can purchase Tickets by clicking the green tickets icon (ON SALE) next to your film’s title/block on the film schedule at This will take you to the appropriate Ticketweb page. 

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. A single ticket gets you into 
the screening block and the after-party for that night.

Andre' Joseph
AJ Epyx Productions, LLC

Holiday Season 2008-2009

Dear Friends & Fans

May the new year find you filled with peace and serenity.  May it flow from you and connect with all people around our beautiful Mother Earth.  May it enter into the hearts that need it most and move them to find peaceful solutions to the problems that affect us all.  May each of us enter the new year filled with optimism, inspiration and hope.

Thanking you all for a great 2008 and looking forward with hope to the new beginnings in 2009.

Peace always..... 

Bernard Purdie

September 16, 2008

Calling all Drummers........... 

On September 20th come to Cecil County MD to the Elkton Fall Fest '08. One of the main draws is the Elkton Idol Contest. This year I am one of the judges.  The highlight of the day, from 3-5 PM, is "Let me See Your Footwork," hosted by Bobby D as part of the Valley of the Drums,  To enter this non-competitive event, drummers pay a $5 registration fee to showcase their skills for 3 minutes.  All of the funds and donations from this event will go to the Bobby D Big Pencil Box fund for the Thompson Estates Elementary School located in Elkton MD. 

Yes...... I am bringing my five bucks..... I will have my three minutes in the spotlight, so be sure to bring your money and let me hear you and see you strut your stuff. See you there........ Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

August 23, 2008

Hello Friends & Fans ..........

I was interviewed by Brent Bradley of Podshow Radio on 8/21/08.... He did a great job intermingling the spoken words with some of the great music I have been fortunate to play on, such as ......... Steely Dan - "Babylon Sisters", Galt MacDermot - "Hair", Aretha Franklin - "Think", Bernard Purdie - "Memphis Soul Stew", Hall & Oates - "She's Gone"

So when you sit down by your computer to pay your bills (<:}* Log on to; it might brighten your day.

Peace always.... Bernard Purdie

July 22nd - August 31st

Hello Friends & Fans:

In case you are coming to New York City this summer.... 
Do come to Central Park and enjoy a FREE performance of "Hair."  Forty One years ago Galt McDermot composed and played "Hair" on Broadway. I happened to be his drummer then....still am.

July 22nd - August 31st
8 pm Tues thru Sunday 
"Hair" in Central Park 
New York City

Plan on coming earlier in the day in order to get your FREE ticket.
Have a nice summer......

Peace always....... Bernard Purdie

July 11 - 12, 2008

Hello Friends & Fans.......
Hope you will stop by and see me this coming weekend.
Will then tell you about my next gig....
If you remember "Hair", you will want to find out about this!

Best regards and peace always.
Bernard Purdie

Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
2751 Broadway NYC
212 864 6662
Fri July 11th & Sat 12th
Shows at 8 pm, 10 pm & 11:30 pm

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie & Friends

May 31, 2008

Native Local Drumming legend
Bernard “Pretty” Purdie to perform in Elkton

Rhythmland Drums Center, Edge Entertainment, Sonor Drums and Sabian Cymbals presents Up Close and Personal

At The Welcome Home Tour

Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 3pm to 6pm

Performance by Bernard Purdie

Musical Tribute Featuring the Area’s Finest Musicians Such as: Hallow Cain’s Brian Lowe, Pat Magee Band’s, Matt Caverese, Independent Solo Artist Jillian “Jill Pill” Jones and the Bass Day Brigade featuring Johnny Lee (Pure Pleasure, One Love, Larry Tucker Band) Dan Chernowski (Rising High and Dimensions), John Grimsly (Grimsly Music), Elkton High’s Eric “Baby Monster” Green Maryland #1 Unsigned Drummer Ulysis “Gruv” Mentor, Wes Crawford (Maryland Drums/Dream Cymbals), Other endorsed drummers scheduled to appear at:

All American Sports Academy
Corner of Bridge Street & 801 Elkton Blvd.
(Across from 4 corners Tavern)

Call Rhythmland Drum Center for Tickets
410-398-9112 - $25.00 pp
Tickets also available at the door

Sponsored by : Rythmland Drum Center, Edge Entertainment, Kevin . Productions, R-Test Entertainment Group, Evans EC2 Drums Heads,  Grimsly Music, Sabian Cymbals, 3 B’s Entertainment, Sonor Drums, Cecil Whig, Picture It Frames, MD Drums Co., Dream Cymbals Trueline Drumsticks ProLogix Percussion, A & M Tent Events.

Benefits the Bernard “Pretty” Purdie Music Scholarship and the Cecil Counts Arts Council.

April 2008

Purdie is featured in Modern Drummer's magazine Drum Gods II.

Read the article here.

March 2008

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie on the cover of the March 2008 cover of the Japanese magazine "Rhythm & Drums."

Check it out here!

February 26, 2008

The Rock Club.

Hey there - All you former "garage band," college & high school band members dust off your instruments
and revitalize your musical skills.

Here is an opportunity for hobby musicians to get out and play, sharpen their chops, practice, and finally
play a gig in front of family and friends at a premiere Hollywood venue at the end of the program. 

So maybe you won't be the new Johnny Cash, Branford Marsalis or Edgar Winter. But this is an opportunity
to build upon what you already know, with guidance and leadership by my professional musician friends at
Frank McIlquham's The Rock Club Performance Program.

This is a new concept in the U.S. and based in Long Beach, CA. (soon to be started in other cities). 
I am impressed with the possibilities. Check it out for yourself

Music is universal, music heals, music for peace......Be part of it. 

Bernard "Pretty" Purdie

February 2008

New Pictures from Namm 2008.

Check them out here!

November 14, 2007

The Podcast!

 Hello Friends and Fans:

I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Inside MusicCast.

What a great experience.  We chatted about the music business, current artists, and much loved departed artists, such as Jeff Pocaro and King Curtis to mention a couple.

When you have a  moment, kick back and check out Inside Musicast's website.

Log on to the Inside MusiCast web site at

Once you access the site, you will see my photo along with a brief bio. Below  that you will see the "Listening Options" area. You can either download the MP3, or if you click on the Podtrac Player  link, the interview should begin playing within a few seconds.

 Peace always,

Bernard Purdie

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