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Jazz at WAAC returns with The Bernie Senensky and Bill McBirnie Duo

Friday September 9, 2022 @ 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.



Bernie Senensky is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, both as a bandleader and as a versatile accompanist. His playing is characterized by his obvious comfort in a wide range of styles, from swing to the assertive post-bop of his own groups. He’s played and recorded with scores of jazz luminaries, including Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, Donald Byrd, Sonny Stitt, Ernestine Anderson, Zoot Sims, Art Pepper, George Coleman, Art Farmer, Buddy de Franco, Red Rodney, Joe Williams and Elvin Jones.

His fifty year career includes appearances on national radio and television and his name features in a long and notable list of recording credits, including twelve albums under his own name with three Juno nominations.

Bill McBirnie is known around the world for his flute prowess in Latin, pop, jazz and classical music settings. He was personally recruited by Sir James Galway to serve as Resident Jazz Flute Specialist on Galway’s official website. His book, “The Technique and Theory of Improvisation: A practical guide for flutists, doublers and other instrumentalists” was published in 2019. Bill is well known for his flawless technique and superb improvising skills.


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