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Bernie Williams

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Bernie Williams is a multi-faceted person, having just completed a long career with Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, where he won four World Series titles.
In addition to his accolades on the baseball field, Bernie is also a critically-acclaimed musician. A classically trained guitarist, playing and composing music is Bernie’s first true passion with influences that include jazz, classical, pop, Brazilian, and Latin sounds. He is currently studying guitar and composition at the State University of New York at Purchase.

His major label debut, The Journey Within, was released on June 22, 2003.[11] In addition to playing lead and rhythm guitar, Williams composed seven songs for the album. Tracks like “La Salsa En Mi” and “Desvelado” mix Bernie’s love of jazz with the sophisticated Latin rhythms of his Puerto Rican heritage.

The first single was a remix of his “Just Because”, featuring David Benoit. Other highlights include Williams’ heartfelt tribute to his father, “Para Don Berna”, a reworking of the Baden Powell song, “Samba Novo”, and “La Salsa En Mi”, featuring background vocals from 2003 Grammy Winner Ruben Blades and salsa legend Gilberto Santa Rosa. Also joining Williams is an all-star ensemble of musicians including multiple Grammy-winning banjo player Béla Fleck, keyboardist David Sancious, percussionist Luis Conte, bassist Leland Sklar, guitarist Tim Pierce, and drummers Kenny Aronoff and Shawn Pelton, among others.

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  • dmorris91

    Should make the Baseball Hall of Fame someday. Might become a world famous guitarist too. What a talented guy.

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ajcmusic

    BERNIE!

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • steltom

    I'd love to see this guy in concert.

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • tea5girl

    Lovin it x

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • YankeeXDev

    Bernie Williams a great ball player and guitar player. Love his songs.

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • tropicalmug910

    i loved him in centerfield and now i love him on jazz guitar.

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • banchy85

    can anyone hook me up with either of his albums or both if you don't mind, would love to check out Bernie's music.

    10 Apr 2009 Reply
  • jatroyno

    This man is a prodigy!

    26 Jul 2008 Reply
  • MindSparker

    Dust in the Wind. Very relaxing and beautiful.

    1 Jun 2007 Reply

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