The Bernstein Bard Trio

Acoustic Band from New Paltz, NY - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$900 - $6000 per event
About
Our instrumentation is acoustic using mandolin, guitar, and upright bass. We perform swing tunes by Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Django Reinhart and George Gershwin; Latin and Tango by Jobim, Bonfa, and Bizet; traditional and popular melodies from around the world including Bluegrass, Old Time, Irish and Scottish fiddle tunes, Italian mazurkas and tarantellas, Finnish waltzes, Jewish melodies; Blues, reggae, Americana roots and folk music. Popular melodies include songs by the Beatles, Van Morrison, Sting, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, David Grisman, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Union Station.. and more! . We also play classical pieces by Bach and beautiful Irish and Italian airs for ceremonies. The Bernstein Bard Trio performs this vast repertoire with a flair and grace that is only matched by our joy of playing the music! With our many years of experience performing with other musicians, we can easily augment our trio with fiddle/violin, sax, flute, clarinet, and drums/percussion to meet your needs.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
2009 - Top Acoustic Band
2008 - Top Folk Trio
2007 - Top Folk Trio

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Bernstein Bard Trio got it 100% perfect! They’re really nice fellows, too. BBT played at my father’s lovely daytime birthday party. I listened to over 50 bands, interviewed 5 or 6 before hiring BBT. Steve Bernstein is a positive careful listener, was nonplussed by my restrictions, and made it easy to quickly work out the details. They’re experienced, mature, intelligent, accommodating, and love what they do. They’re easy to work with and totally trustworthy. 20% of guests were hard of hearing, wanted to talk, so BBT kept volume low. For other 80%, they played upbeat happy tunes with strong rhythm and traditional bent (pre-R&B). Wonderful experience!

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The Bernstein Bard Trio’s Response:

Hey Coneye, The pleasure was ours. What an amazing man your father is! You produced a beautiful tribute to a great man and it was an honor to be there. Thank you so much! All the best to you and your family, Steve

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The trio played at our wedding in the Catskills - they were INCREDIBLE!!! Steve communicated really well before the wedding about the sound we were going for, the trio learned songs for the ceremony, and even gently prompted us to have a first dance (which we hadn't planned out at all), to the most beautiful rendition of Neil Young's Harvest Moon. These guys are professional, talented, and just have a wonderful energy. Hire them!

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The Bernstein Bard Trio’s Response:

Hey Claire and Martin, Thanks for your kind words about our trio. It was a beautiful wedding on a gorgeous day in the Catskills, with such a warm and friendly group. Thanks for hiring us and for recommending us to future clients through Gig Masters. I wish for both of you many happy years of marriage. Best of luck! Warmly, Steve ps....for Maine oysters check out: http://www.gliddenpoint.com (:

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We hired the Bernstein-Bard Trio for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Can't possibly say enough about these guys. They were so professional and, with all the hectic wedding planning, it was such a relief to have a reliable vendor you didn't have to worry about on the day of. Steve's response time to emails/calls/any needs we had was insanely good (almost frighteningly so!). They were extremely accommodating too - they learned a song just for my wife's processional without any complaint... if anything, they were excited to arrange and perform it. The music sounded GREAT too, and we got lots of compliments from our guests. Would definitely recommend!

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Booking the Bernstein Bard Trio (plus a fiddle player) was one of the best decisions we made during our Adirondack wedding weekend. We hired the band to play at our rehearsal dinner, which was a Bluegrass BBQ-style event at an ADK great camp with about 50 people attending. They played a wide range of music (with an emphasis on bluegrass at our request) and many guests commented on the excellent music. I would book them again in a heartbeat.

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Steve Bernstein and his band (a quartet) were absolutely fantastic! Steve was responsive, professional, and jovial. He was full of suggestions and very easy-going when I changed my mind more than a few times. He was quick to hire a square-dancing caller when that was on the itinerary; then quick and happy to accommodate a change of mind, hiring a clarinetist instead. When I asked if he could play Adele's version of "Feel My Love" as I walked down the aisle, he arranged and debuted it just for us on our special day. Our cocktail hour was fun and easy-going, inviting impromptu dancing. It was clear that the band enjoyed their work! We did too! Thank you Bernstein Bard!

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The Bernstein Bard trio did an excellent job for Greta and Rob's wedding. As per my daughters request, they made beautiful arrangements of Beatles music for the ceremony. The music they provided for the cocktail hour was wonderful and enjoyable for everyone. I was most impressed with the professionalism and musicianship of the Bernstein Bard trio. as a musician myself, I truly appreciate the high level of craft they bring to the job. I would highly recommend the Bernstein Bard trio to anyone!

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We had our wedding at Century House in upstate NY in September. These guys killed it, the guests were even on their feet and applauding during the ceremony. They learned a beautiful Russian song for my wife and they also learned a cool version of "Girl you'll be a woman soon" for the processional. We loved all of their Beatles covers too. In short, these guys rule.

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The Bernstein-Bard trio was professional, accommodating, and most importantly, sounded fantastic. After playing a beautiful set for our wedding ceremony, which couldn't have gone better, they sped things up a bit and entertained our guests for an hour of cocktails. Everyone had great things to say and it really added a unique touch to our wedding. I would recommend the trio to anyone. Couldn't be happier!

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My husband and I are huge music lovers, and we hired the Bernstein Bard Trio (adding a violinist to make it a Quartet), as they came highly recommended by our event coordinator. We asked them to play classical music for the ceremony, bluegrass for the cocktail hour, and jazz for the reception. It was a tall order - and boy, they did not disappoint! The music was phenomenal; our guests were raving about it all night long. Additionally, they were very professional, friendly, and accommodating in the months leading up to the wedding. I would hire them again in a heartbeat, and I encourage anyone else to do the same. FANTASTIC job, thank you Bernstein Bard Trio!!!

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The Bernstein Bards were wonderful! We hired them to play at our wedding and cocktail hour and they were absolutely great - easy to work with, professional, kind, and really great musicians - very cool guys! We highly recommend them!

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2019
Nov
2
Wedding
New Paltz, NY
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
2019
Jun
22
Birthday Party (Adult)
Greenwich, CT
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Oct
13
Wedding
Mount Tremper, NY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Westport, CT
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
Sep
8
Wedding Ceremony
Goshen, NY
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding
Roxbury, NY
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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29
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Kingston, NY
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Westerlo, NY
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Oct
8
Wedding
Saugerties, NY
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Jul
24
Anniversary Party
Genoa, NY
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
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Roxbury, NY
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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8
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Montague, MA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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If You See Her
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Little Martha
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You Win Again
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Please note The Bernstein Bard Trio will also travel to High Falls, Clintondale, Gardiner, Tillson, Highland, Modena, Rifton, Rosendale, Cottekill, Stone Ridge, Ulster Park, West Park, Bloomington, Esopus, Hyde Park, Milton, Plattekill, Poughkeepsie, Accord, Wallkill, Marlboro, Kerhonkson, Staatsburg, Connelly, Hurley, Port Ewen, Kingston, Olivebridge, Pine Bush, Rhinecliff.
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