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Sangeeta Michael Berardi

Sangeeta Michael Berardi: Guitarist/Composer

Sangeetab@earthlink.net

(510) 528-7417

1960-1963: Connecticut: Gigs with own band in clubs, at Providence College, Univ. of Conn. Appearances with pianist Count Steadwell. 1963: Chicago: Gigs with organist Baby Face Willette and organist Bobby Buster Featured with guitarist Joe Diorio's Saturday morning jam session w/ Scotty Holt, bass; Gerald Donovan, drums, Gene (Clarence) Shaw, Eddie Harris, Jack DeJohnette, and others. 1964: Connecticut: Club gigs, also bass lessons with jazz and avant-garde classical virtuoso Bert Turetzky. 1965-1968: Manhattan: performances in lofts and other venues with saxophonist Frank Smith, Steve Tintweiss , clarinetist Perry Robinson, trumpeter Dewey Johnson , alto saxophonist Noah Howard, trumpeter Johnnie Salgado, bassist David Izenson, drummer Muhammad Ali, and others/duo gig with bassist Scotty Holt at Louie's Tavern in Greenwich Village/CT gigs with bassist Mario Pavone and saxophonist Mark Whitecage. Studies with pianist Ronnie Ball. 1968-1969: Woodstock, NY/New Paltz, NY/Manhattan: Concerts as leader with bands featuring Mark Whitecage, sax; Mario Pavone, bass; Richard Youngstein , bass; Perry Robinson, clarinet; Earl Cross, trumpet; Juma Santos, bass/ percussion; Steve Tintweiss, bass; Ollie Anderson, flute/bassoon/percussion; David Shaw (aka Dahoud Shaar) and others at St. Gregory's Church, Father Francis' Church-on-the-Mountain, the Academy Theater, Bennett College and other venues.

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Sangeeta Michael Berardi: Earthship

“Sangeeta Michael Berardi....crafted his own vision of that Far Eastern spiritual sound into dreamlike soundscapes that are truly phenomenal......weaves a nice thread between mood setting groove and electric firestorm.......needs to be recognized as completely different take that is rich, inventive and stellar in its execution. It's pulsating, passionate and modern while all wrapped in a divine layer spirituality.....A real treasure. - Vern JazzWrap

“Berardi's guitar is a soaring, swooping, melodious jet turbine of an instrument, owing as much perhaps to Jimi Hendrix as to any jazz guitarist

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