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Old Man River Band

Sherman Bernard’s decades in the New Orleans music business have garnered him a multitude of experiences and stories. He established Bernard Productions in 1983 and, starting in the mid-’70s, was the head piano tuner at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Early in his career, Bernard provided technical expertise at such legendary spots as Jimmy’s and Tipitina’s and a multitude of festivals, studios and projects, working in many capacities—piano tuning, sound, lights, production. For over 30 years, Bernard has been relied upon by pianist Allen Toussaint’s studios and has been called on by other such luminaries as pianist/vocalist Fats Domino, vocalist Irma Thomas and even the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bernard is also a pianist who continues to practice and play every day, gigs on occasion, and performed and was recorded at WWOZ’s Piano Night fundraiser. Being a musician, he says, has benefited him in his work as a piano tuner and sound man. You're going to want to catch him and his gang of greats on our Saloon stage tonight!!!!


*Ticket purchase does not include a table reservation. Tickets are general admission and there is no guaranteed seating without reserving a table.

Table reservations and advance ticket purchases recommended! 

Earlier Event: July 12
Ingrid Lucia