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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Concerts: Bern Nix
Bern Nix/Cheryl Pyle --MAY 25 , 2014-DMG
Bern Nix in February 2005 at Les Gallery Clemente Soto Velez
Ornette Coleman, Charlie Ellerbee, James Chance and the Contortions
is an American
. He has recorded and performed with
from 1975 to 1987, notably playing alongside fellow guitarist Charlie Ellerbee in Coleman's
group on their key recordings including
Dancing in Your Head
In All Languages
Hailed as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of our time, Bern was voted among the top ten jazz guitarists poll by Down Beat magazine.
Nix has led the Bern Nix trio since 1985. In 1993, the band released the album "Alarms And Excursions." The album made many critics' top ten lists.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Nix taught guitar upon his arrival to New York City. He is a graduate of the
Berklee College of Music
and currently resides in
New York, New York
Nix also performed with
James Chance and the Contortions
and appears on their 1981
Live in New York
recording. He has also appeared with the following:
Ronald Shannon Jackson
Nix released a solo recording entitled Low Barometer (Tompkins Square Records) which became available online in September 2006.
Another recent Nix composition, "Les is More", appears on "Art and Money", an album released by 1687, Inc. in 2006.
In 2013, the Bern Nix Quartet released an album entitled "Negative Capability."
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