Benard Purdie's Party
Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Gil Scott-Heron, Herbie Mann, Larry Coryell, Dizzy Gillespie, Todd Rundgren, B.B. King, Joe Cocker, Nina Simone, Al Kooper, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, Bette Midler, Cornell Dupree, Miles Davis, Hank Crawford, Hubert Laws, Gato Barbieri, David "Fathead" Newman, Jimmy McGriff, Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis, Mick Taylor, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and scores of other world-class artists have turned to Bernard "Pretty" Purdie over the past half-century in order to get the best -- and as Bernard's history demonstrates, definitive -- drum grooves for their live and studio music projects. He is recognized throughout the world as a "drummer's drummer," and given his voluminous past and ongoing creative output, can accurately be called a living legend.
Now 77, Bernard has chosen to celebrate his legacy and future as the Guest Of Honor at Bernard Purdie's Party, a 2-night celebration of some of Bernard's most notable and lasting contributions to the worlds of Rock, Funk, R&B, Pop and Jazz. Bernard will be joined by a collection of world-class artists eager to kick out the jams with the one and only Bernard "Pretty" Purdie in the best way possible.