"a lecture in groove..." Neue Kronen Zeitung - Austria

Austrian born drummer and composer, Gernot Bernroider, has performed with top ranking musicians throughout Europe and the United States. He has shared the concert stage with renowned artists such as Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Powell, Jane Monheit, Donny McCaslin, Gil Cogans, Dick Oatts, Phillip Harper, Manny Duran, Valerie Holiday and Alan Praskin to name a few.

A featured artist with the Adam Rafferty Trio, the Nakujabe Ensemble and the Oulipians for several concert tours throughout Europe, Mr. Bernroider has received great critical acclaim as a brilliant technician with unique style (“Schwaebisches Tagblatt"). In New York, Mr. Bernroider has performed at well known jazz venues such as Birdland, Lincoln Center, Smalls, 55 Bar, Cleopatra’s Needle, Detour, Smoke Jazz Club as well as Merkin Concert Hall.

Gernot received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 1997 and his Master of Arts degree from City College of New York in 2004. In 2003 Mr. Bernroider traveled to Ghana, West Africa, where he performed with the African percussion ensemble “Sankofa Root 2".

Inspired by world music, culture, and literature, Bernroider, created the jazz-fusion ensemble "The Oulipians." The Oulipians had their much anticipated US debut at the renowned New York City Blue Note and a European debut at the Outreach Festival in Austria last summer, where it received rave reviews to sold out shows as well as a European wide radio broadcast on ORF and WDR. The group has performed at venues such as Dizzy's Coca Cola, Brucknerhaus, Gmundedn Jazz Fest, The Zinc Bar, St. Peter’s All Nite Soul and the Brooklyn Lyceum.

Gernot is a permanent faculty member at the New York Summer Music Festival, where he teaches drum-set, big band and improvisation. He is also the founder of NYCMusikmarathon in Upper Austria, which brings a New York musical flavor to Austria with jazz/gospel/funk workshops, concerts, and jam sessions. Gernot has appeared on Austrian national television and radio and has been leading his own groups on concert tours throughout Europe since 1999. He continues to stay busy as an in demand drummer in the United States and Europe.