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Don Berner

Born: March 2, 1974    Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Don Berner

Juno Award winner P.J. Perry has called Don Berner “one of Canada's fastest rising saxophone stars. Reads, doubles, solos, he does it all.” and jazz icon Hugh Fraser has stated ,”Don's talent as a great saxophonist is supported by his compositional and band leading talents.” In addition to appearing alongside such notable jazz luminaries as P.J. Perry, Bobby Shew, Hugh Fraser, Slide Hampton, Bob Stroup, Chu Cho Valdez, Lew Tabackin, Guido Basso, and Tommy Banks, and commercial talents E.C. Scott, Frankie Valley, and the Temptations, he has performed at Edmonton's Jazz City Festival and Yardbird Suite, Calgary's 'Beatniq', Saskatoon's 'The Bassment', and numerous other jazz clubs throughout Canada and the U.S...
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Awards:

Nominated for three Mayoral arts awards-city of Edmonton
”It's always comforting to know that among the great plethora of up-and-coming jazz experimenters there are a few gifted young talents who fearlessly enjoy playing it straight ahead, who just care about sounding good.”-Roger Levesquwe-Edmonton Journal

“Don's talent as a great saxophonist is supported by his compositional and band leading talents.” -Hugh Fraser

“..As straight to the point when he speaks as when he plays..”-Peter North-See Magazine

As a Leader Fortress of Solitude 2006 Don Berner-Saxophone Bob Tildesley-Trumpet Craig Brenan-Trombone Chris Andrew-Piano Rubim DeToledo-Bass Sandro Dominelli-Drums Sextet 2001 Don Berner-Saxophone Joel Gray-Trumpet Craig Brenan-Trombone Charlie Austin-Piano Rubim DeToledo-Bass Ron Samsom-Drums As A Side Musician Desolation Rag Will Cramer and the Bullies of Basin Street 2008 kerfmusic Track 3, 13 You and I Rob Thompson 2008 (Producer) Smooth Andrew Glover 2007 The First Time Christina TM productions 2006 Track 2, 6, 7 Big Breakfast Boogie Band 2002 Better Late than Never Hot Cottage and the Craft Horns Stony Plain Records 2000 Yes and No Dianne Donovan Second Century Studio 1997

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, alto

Location:
Edmonton, Alberta, t5b 3bj

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Numerous private students, clinics, and lectures at the high school and college level, director of jazzworks smallgroup creative workshops (jazzworks.ca)

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Numerous clinics and lectures at the high school and college level, director of jazzworks smallgroup creative workshops (jazzworks.ca)

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