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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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”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

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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Albums

Fortress of Solitude
Fortress of Solitude

2008
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