Peter Bernstein and Kurt Rosenwinkel: Live at Smoke – Feb 9-12

From the SMOKE PR desk…

SMOKE is thrilled to welcome two of today’s leading six-stringers: Peter Bernstein and Kurt Rosenwinkel (marking his SMOKE debut). Universally respected amongst his contemporaries, Peter Bernstein has been a vital part of the New York jazz scene, as well as overseas, since 1989. Bernstein’s deep swinging feel and connection with the tradition, in tandem with his effortlessly forward-thinking approach to improvising are key aspects of his sound, and have seen him rise to prominence as one of the pillars of the contemporary jazz guitar scene. Bernstein is perhaps best known for his long-standing organ trio with Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart, which established its rapport on a weekly gig at SMOKE beginning in 1989. Their latest album Perpetual Pendulum was released in March 2022 on the venue’s label, SMOKE Sessions Records. 

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and producer Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of the most celebrated musical voices in jazz and is widely renowned as one of the most distinctive and gifted guitarists to have ever played the instrument. According to the Observer, he “has been one of the most important jazz guitarists in the game for the last quarter-century.”

Bernstein plays with a hard-driving post-bop flair, his approach makes for an interesting counterpoint to Rosenwinkel’s more introspective style. These two seldom work together onstage. “I love the sound of two guitarists in a group,” Rosenwinkel said. “If there’s a chemistry there, it can be a great sound.”

The Band:

  • Peter Bernstein – guitar
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar
  • Alexander Claffy – bass
  • Joe Farnsworth – drums 

When: Thursday-Sunday, February 9-12, 2023, @ 7:00 p.m. + 9:00 p.m. and additional 10:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat only). Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Where: SMOKE, 2751 Broadway (between 105/106th Streets), New York, NY, Train: 1 to 103rd Street.

Tickets: In-Person $25-$60. Livestream $15. For more information and to make reservations, please visit

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