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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: April 21, 1961

One of the top-selling jazz composer / arrangers in the world, Kris Berg has been enhancing the programs and recordings of jazz ensembles from professionals to middle schools. While his charts are very popular in the United States, you can find groups from Japan to Germany to England who have enjoyed playing his charts. A composer / arranger for Belwin Jazz, a Division of Alfred Publishing, he has written charts for many artists, including Kurt Elling, Chris Vadala, and Delfeayo Marsalis, honors bands in Texas, Montana, Oklahoma, and Missouri, and for colleges and public school programs across the country. His popular series of “chicken” funk tunes have sold tens of thousands of charts. Kris is the author of the popular bass method book, BASS LINES IN MINUTES and also has big band charts published with Warner Brothers Music, Doug Beach Music, Bakers Jazz and More, and Walrus Music....
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“Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band, which hails from North Texas University and the Dallas Metroplex music scene, takes big band to another new place for the 21st century on the album This Time/Last Year.” - Russ Davis – MOJA Radio

”Kris' writing is innovative, powerful and sensitive” - Wayne Bergeron

“With “This Time/Last Year” multi-talented bassist, composer, arranger and educator Kris Berg brings together some of Dallas-Ft. Worth’s foremost jazz talents to deliver a very classic, highly entertaining large ensemble effort. And, when these local bests are joined by special guests Wayne Bergeron, Clay Jenkins, Chris Vadala and Delfeayo Marsalis to play Berg’s superbly-crafted arrangements, the intensity level rises to the Red Line.” - Nick Mondello / Jazz Time Magazine

Primary InstrumentBass

LocationDenton, TX

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundDirector of Jazz Studies at Collin College

Clinic/Workshop InformationGuest Director for All-State / All-Region Jazz Ensembles. Composer/Arranger-in- Residence. "Arranging for Jazz Small Group" - an overlook into arranging for the small jazz ensemble. Clinic features 4 horns + rhythm section. Performances - Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band


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