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Ken Berman

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: September 14    

Ken Berman

Pianist and composer Ken Berman has performed and recorded with Bob Moses, Yoron Israel, Kai Eckhardt, Akira Tana, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, Rémi Vignolo, Jaleel Shaw, Sarah Manning, Take Toriyama and others: he has appeared on the famed stages of Carnegie Hall in New York, Yoshi's in San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Detroit's Fox Theater, and The Sunside in Paris. Ken has been the recipient of several artist grants and awards for his ongoing work in jazz education. His music has been the subject of programs on radio stations KCSM in San Francisco, KPFA in Berkeley, and on KZSU at Stanford University, where his playing drew comparisons with Bill Evans, Ramsey Lewis and Keith Jarrett. Over the years, his work has received special features on jazz radio stations KCSM in San Francisco, WGBH in Boston, WFMT in Chicago, and WEMU in Michigan, and has been playlisted on jazz radio stations in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The French newspaper Le Monde hailed Mr. Berman as a “fluid and erudite” composer and performer whose “complex improvisations are imbued with delicate sensuality and brilliance.”...
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“When listening to Ken Berman's trio CD In Mind, it is easy to think of Keith Jarrett and Bill Evans, for Berman's chord voicings and his close interplay with his sidemen recall the work of his two predecessors. The difference is that Berman wrote all ten selections, he never copies Evans or Jarrett, and at times he sounds more advanced than either of them.” “The music overall is both swinging and thoughtful, spontaneous and purposeful. It is worthy of several listens and easily recommended.” -Scott Yanow, The Los Angeles Jazz Scene

“Gifted with a very fine touch and a state-of-the-art technique,” Ken Berman composes “very cool jazz, not at all cerebral, and extremely well-played.” -CitizenJazz.com

“Ken Berman, a harmonically inventive pianist, is a promising new addition to the Bay Area jazz scene.” -JazzWest.com

“The fluid and erudite American artist Ken Berman, whose latest album, “The Ken Berman Trio” combines a complex range of improvisation with delicate sensuality and brilliance.” -Le Monde

“Composer Ken Berman is sometimes compared to Keith Jarrett; that's a compliment. But the Ken Berman Trio's music makes us think more of drinking strong tea in the avenues on a socked-in foggy day than of any particular compere the local music prof may have. It's contemplative jazz, gentle but without a trace of fluff or artifice.” -SF Weekly

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
San Francisco, CA

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
Music Faculty - University of California, Berkeley: Lecturer - Stanford University Jazz Band Director - Bentley School, Oakland, CA: Music Director - Driscoll School (8yrs): Affiliated with: Bentley School, Berkwood Hedge, Calhoun, Chapin, Horace-Mann,Columbia Grammar and Pre, St. David's, and Trinity: Accepts a limited number of qualified students each year. Contact: instruction@kenbermanmusic.com for more information

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