Category Archives: chilled jazz bands

Ed Barnwell and Steve Chadwick at The Hillary Step.


How wonderful is the beating heart of south Manchester , Chorlton-cum-Hardy. One lovely summer sunday evening Bernhardt chanced upon pal and colleague Ed Barnwell playing in The Hillary Step with Steve Chadwick on trumpet …………………………..    

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How to tie your bow tie !


Bernhardt’s patience is finally exhausted by those mischievous muffins, The Charleston Charlies. Brilliant musicians as they are, they seem to have a distinct inability to tie their bow ties !

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Groove Ville – St. Helier Concert at St.James


” Where are you boys from?” “We’re from Groove Ville , and we’re heading for Groove Ville!”

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1940’s themed birthday party – the kids make it happen !


Saturday, Bernhardt and the boys, (The Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble) had the pleasure of playing for a 1940’s themed  70th birthday party at Maghull Town hall, Merseyside. The lucky gentleman in question had three gorgeous  daughters, who put on the party, … Continue reading

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Top UK wedding band at Montgomery Town Hall


On that lovely warm weekend at the start of October The Charleston Charlies / Oscar Bernhardt Ensemble performed an evening of musical delights from the roaring twenties to the swinging sixties, for the good people of Montgomery. The town is … Continue reading

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Acker Bilk Lives – Clarinet Maestro at Stockport Town hall


Charming Charlie – The Great Mike Hope – infused with the spirit of  Acker Bilk plays an homage to the great man. Wardy, Thorne and Bernhardt prove the adage – its not what you play but what you don’t play………. … Continue reading

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Jeremy Sassoon at The Sanctuary Bar


Its Sunday evening and Bernhardt  has a night off. Mrs. B is busy with the ironing so Bernhardt sets off for The Sanctuary bar to see his old pal Jeremy. The pals go back further than one would care to … Continue reading

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