72-year-old Bernie Worrell “walked into the forest” today. Pretty much a whirling wizard since he began playing piano at 3 years old, It’s hard to describe the feelings of loss. His musical influence reached vast and wide; even Stevie Wonder learned new styles of riffs from Bernie. Yet what I remember most about Bernie was his natural gracious humility.
Bernie was our keyboard artist in our Native-inspired jazz funk band “Khu.eex” which was formed in December 2014. Our first double LP’s will be released during our performance in Seattle (July 9th); little did we know our band and the recordings would be the last musical sounds with Bernie Worrell.
Read more of Bernie Worrell’s musical genius, please check out his website at: www.bernieworrell.com —— So many in the musical world will miss you, Mr. Bernie Worrell…! Big hugs and lots of love to all who knew him and especially to Bernie’s family!