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Primary Instrument: Sax, baritone

Born: December 19, 1947

Kenny Berger is a highly regarded, long standing presence on the New York jazz scene in a variety of capacities. Well known as one of New York’s top baritone saxophonists and composer-arrangers, with a wealth of experience in both small and large ensembles in a variety of jazz styles. Many years of experience as a teacher of arranging, composition, ensembles, saxophone and jazz history at the college and university levels. A jazz historian and journalist with a unique insider’s perspective. Performance and recording*credits Thad Jones”Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Duke Pearson Big Band, Lee Konitz Nonet*, Duke Ellington Orchestra*, National Jazz Ensemble*, Julius Hemphill Sextet*, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra*, Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Chuck Zeuren Quartet, Bill Holman Big Band, Ned Rothenberg Powerlines Ensemble*, Gil Evans Orchestra, Don Sebesky NY All-Star Band*, Bobby Previte Septet, Jimmie Maxwell*, Bill Mays*, New York Voices*, Phil Woods Little Big Band, Manny Albam Big Band, John Williams Tanglewood Jazz Ensemble, Dave Brubeck Big Band, New Jazz Composers Octet, John Pizzarelli Swing Seven*, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, David Matthews Big Band*, Art Farmer*, Urbie Green*, Bill Kirchner Nonet, Freddie Hubbard, Houston Person*. Arranging Credits Lee Konitz Nonet*, National Jazz Ensemble*, Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Band*, New York Saxophone Quartet, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, * .Frankfurt Radio Jazz Orchestra, DSM Big Band*, Bill Kirchner Nonet, The Duke’s Men, Diane Moser Composers Big Band, Phil Woods, Michael Brecker, Kenny Burrell, Art Farmer, Pat Martino, Gerry Mulligan, Sheila Jordan, Carrie Smith, Nora York. Teaching Experience 2008- Adjunct instructor of Jazz history, New Jersey City University...
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Primary InstrumentSax, baritone

LocationEnglewood, NJ

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Clinic/Workshop InformationVarious presentations depending on the context including improvisation, saxophone techniques, small and large ensembles, arranging, advanced jazz composition and various aspects of jazz history presented from an insider's viewpoint.

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