Phil Bernardi - Guitarist /  Vocalist


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Now appearing at the Village Grille in Waldwick from 8 pm to 10 pm on Wednesdays
(except when noted... see Performance Schedule)

  • Performs classic and contemporary rock, folk, and pop with the acoustic guitar duo "Phil and Kevin"
  • Very proficient fingerstyle guitarist. Plays folk, pop, rock, jazz, and classical guitar.
  • First arranged, produced and recorded “I Like Jersey Best," an original song written by Joseph Cosgriff. A NJ State Assemblyman introduced legislation in 1981 to have the song named the New Jersey State Song, but it never came to be. (To this day, New Jersey is the only state without an official state song.) Click here to download a version by The Phil Bernardi Band that was included on WDHA's (105.5 NJ) "New Jersey Rock III" CD in 1982. Here's the original version.
  • Writes and performs original music. Original music was broadcast in 1981 on Vin Scelsa’s “Prisoners of Rock and Roll” radio program on WNEW 102.7 New York.
  • Teaches high school classes in Video Production at Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, NJ. Started teaching career in 1978. Holds a Masters Degree in Theater from Montclair State College (now University). Has taught classes in English, Speech, Theater Arts, and Journalism.
  • Wrote and published a book on improvisation for the theater called Improvisation Starters in 1991. (F&W Publications)