Mark Berman is a much sought after pianist, composer, arranger, orhestrator and music director. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, where his dad, Arnold “Sonny Berman, a well known trumpet player and big band leader, taught the young musician classics like “Moonglow” by playing notes on the horn which he would expect his son to then chord out on the piano. The younger Berman recalls some early piano pounding at age five, followed by a lifelong love of Miles Davis, Glenn Miller, Count Basie. You name it, he heard it from his dad and all the other musicians in the family. These included his cousin, another Sonny Berman, a star trumpeter with Woody Herman’s famed Thundering Herd. Great-uncle Harry Berman was the conductor of the New Haven Symphony and his cousin Bill Rhein was the youngest member of the New York Philharmonic....
“Berman, on piano, lays down all the right notes and chords with masterly musicianship . . .” WNTI-FM
“Wonderful and exciting.” Lesley Gore
“Brilliant.” Mike Metheny, RadioMike
“The latest from Mark Berman is great listening.” KMFB-FM
“Stylishly interpreted.” Variety
“Witty, engaging.” SmoothVibes.com
“Cool jazz with a universal message.” Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist Oscar Hijuelos