KJAZZ Radio UK takes great pleasure in welcoming and introducing the world to the satin sax music of ‘Bernard Rose’. The music of Bernard Rose personifies the genre Smooth Jazz in a style similar to Boney James, Kirk Whalum & Steve Cole. Want relaxing music for the spa or wherever you want to relax? KJAZZ UK highly recommends the CD Shorebreeze by Bernard Rose. Great compositions and melodies that will keep you hooked, overlaid with mellow but inspiring sax feature on this CD.
Bernard was born in Orangeburg, SC and has lived in Hinesville, GA for the past 21 years. He is a school teacher by trade and an extraordinarily gifted saxophonist who plays from his soul!
Playing since he was 14 years old, he started playing music in junior high school on the band. “Playing on the marching, jazz, and concert bands was just a neat experience in school. I’m not sure what prompted me to get started, but I think it was constantly hearing music around my house played by my older sister and dad!” he stated.
Bernard has developed a unique style of his own. Growing up some of his favorite artist and groups included Quincy Jones, John Coltrane, Bobbi Humphrey, Patrice Rushen, Roy Ayers, George Duke, Weather Report, Spyro Gyra, Earth, Wind, and Fire and others. These artist inspired his interest in jazz, smooth jazz, and jazz fusion. His list of influences has grown greatly since childhood to include saxophonist such as Dave Koz, Warren Hill, Kim Waters, Jeff Kashiwa, Everette Harp, and others. Known for his smooth silky style, Bernard’s playing and sound has gained great favor and appeal over a wide variety of audiences and people. Over the years, he has played at church, performed at banquets, weddings, workshops, retirement ceremonies, concerts, charity and other special events.
Specializing in contemporary jazz, gospel, contemporary Christian and other quality music he just released his second album “Faith, Inspiration, and Praise Vol. 1” in November of 2013!
Writing about the CD Shorebreeze Bernard Rose stated that Shorebreze was inspired through time in coastal South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, and Jamaica and feeling the soft warm tradewinds blowing on shore. “The Pier at Breezes,” was the real beginning of the inspiration for this CD as we spent a fabulous 5 days in Montego Bay celebrating our anniversary! The pier at the Breeze’s Resort Jetted out into the bay seemingly further than any of the other piers in the area. The water was absolutely gorgeous, sparkling, and crystal clear. You could easily see to the bottom 16 or 17 feet where there was an incredible array of sea life living around and under the pier! The beautiful blue sky and mountains stretching West made the experience visually unforgettable! It was like a spiritual experience looking at the handy work of this incredible island touching the Caribbean Sea!
Comments and what others are saying about Bernard Rose
‘If, as we look forward to the warmth of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, a little tropical Smooth Jazz sounds like a true tonic to our souls, may I recommend sax man Bernard Rose’s fresh new album SHOREBREEZE? Inspired by his experiences in the soft warmth of such locales as coastal South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, and Jamaica, SHOREBREEZE captures the excitement and flavor of these climes in a perfect Smooth Jazz setting. With titles like “Tropical Island Nites,” Tranquil Garden,” and “Jamaican Birds of Paradise,” this collection of enticing tunes (which also includes a couple of delightful Christian Contemporary tracks) has guaranteed appeal. You can almost smell the gardenias in bloom when you listen to these alluring performances. If you like the music of Boney James, Kirk Whalum and Steve Cole, then you’ll find Bernard Rose’s SHOREBREEZE to be a worthy addition to your Smooth Jazz sax collection!’ – SmoothJazz.com Review
‘Y’all better get one…it is great listening music’- Gale
‘I have been listening to it for 2 weeks. It is WONDERFUL will make Awsome gifts…….. for friends and love ones’ – Jerri
‘The Music of Bernard Rose – Pleasing and refreshing easy satin sax compositions perfect to chill out with when its time to unwind.’ – KJAZZ Radio UK
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