College: Trinity College of Music (London)
Music: Jazz, Brazilian and any style with good ideas
Favorite Quote: “cheap is never good, good is never cheap”
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Roberto began to play in 1991, under the guide of Piero Orsini (Gipsy Kings - Lisa Hunt). In 1992, he began his first experiences, performing in top 40 and rhythm & blues bands. In 1993, he joined a jazz quartet, playing around the Milan (Italy) area in clubs and venues. From 1993 to 1995, he played in various fusion and funk band projects.

In 1996, Roberto joined "Diatriba," a flamenco-jazz band lead by virtuoso guitarist Marco Porcu. In the same year, this quartet played at Sant Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, opening for Noa. This festival included Herbie Hancock Quartet, Pat Metheny Trio, Michel Petrucciani Trio and Joshua Redman Sextet. With the same band, he played the following three years on TV channel (Mediaset-Odeon TV), as well as, major clubs in all of Italy.

In 2003, he moved to London to study at the prestigious Trinity College of Music and resumed collaboration with Marco Porcu, establishing the "MP Project." This group has performed in clubs such as "J2K” and “Circle in the Round" in London, as well as, various venues in Kansas and California.

Currently Roberto is based in Wichita, Kansas. He leads many ensembles and is a staple of its night scene. Recent collaborations include artists: , Harry James Big Band, The Fabulous Flippers, Gary Foster, Earl Dumler, Christian Howes, Jay Daversa, Denny Jiosa, Jerry Hahn, Philippe Bertaud, Joseph Vincelli, Mike Longo, Tom Fowler, Bill Caldwell, Roger Lewis, Scott Strecker & Richard Johnson. Roberto holds a teaching position at Butler Community College in El Dorado Kansas.

In 2009 he start a collaboration as custom relation director with SURINE BASSES which he plays almost exclusively.

Roberto just published it’s first CD - ONE

"Roberto has integrated the sound of many of the greatest bassists and has a voice all his own.  He is able to convey a beautiful melodic sensibility and an extremely lyrical feeling with his improvised bass solos. Besides, when I work with Roberto it feels like being in Italy, which is a good thing!  His personality and musicianship all at once put you at ease and make you smile."

             Christian Howes - B.Evans, R.Brecker, R.Bona

“As guest soloist and clinician at Butler Community College in April 2008,  one of the high points of my visit was getting to know and to perform with the extraordinary bass player and teacher, Roberto Bernardinello. I very much look forward to the a time when we will perform together again.”

             Gary Foster -  J.Williams, C.Haden

“is a tastefully served compilation of soft and soothing, tranquil melodies which transposes the listener to a safe and serene place of refuge from the mundane rigors of everyday life.”

                Robert Cunningham - Lexington Jazz Music Examiner

"Roberto's passion for life, his family and his music comes through every note that he plays.  A to watch perform!"

             Joseph Vincelli - Smooth Jazz solo artist, B. Miles, P.Jackson Jr


“Roberto is musical, lyrical, and he has the chops to sing the song he’s been given to sing. When I listen to this release, it truly feels like I’m observing a man doing the job he’s supposed to be doing!”

              Brent-Anthony Johnson - Bass Frontiers (“ONE” Cd Review)