Hometown: Myrtle Beach
Kenerson, a multi-instrumentalist and innovator of his instrument of choice — the Akai EWI 4000 — has been playing professionally since age 16.
He has experience performing in the Army band, a music degree from Appalachian State University, and has performed with Jazz bands across the globe.
A member of the Myrtle Beach music scene since 1995, Kenerson has been busy performing and recording ever since. This period has been highlighted by three years in the house band at the Jasmine Supper Club (a 7 night-a-week jazz venue) where he performed nightly and shared the stage with jazz greats Gato Barbieri, Kim Waters, The Yellowjackets, Joe Beck, Bob James, and the legendary Jimmy Smith.
Bernie can be heard on many Beach Music CDs, including 11 that made the Beach Music top 100 and has received three Cammy (Carolina Beach Music) Awards.
He’s currently performs with his own band the Bernie Kenerson Group, is working on solo projects as “The Art of the EWI” and teaches EWI lessons to students worldwide.