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Today we are taking a look at what it means to be a working keyboard player and the difficulties they face including an ever expanding list of necessary gear and knowledge to reproduce recorded music in a live setting. Take a look as Corey Bernhard takes us through the some of his favorites.

Live from Bedford-Stuyvesant, is Boston’s own Corey Bernhard: a pianist and keyboardist working to make music as meaningful as it is beautiful. Unimpressed with the labels many purists abide by to reiterate their musical loyalties, Corey is concerned with reaching the roots of American musical heritage in order to refine his tastes and talents as one of the forces driving a major movement of cultural reclamation in both jazz and live musicianship. Rocking stages around Harvard and Berklee, and touring with Bilal would be enough for most people. Somehow they seem like the tip of the iceberg for a musician as dedicated, passionate, and inquisitive as Corey Bernhard.

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