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David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.  Berger has composed and arranged more than 1000 pieces over a career spanning 50 years.  The David Berger Jazz Orchestra has performed all over the U.S. and Europe, as well as on TV and in movies.

You can download David's newest release, "Old Is New," HERE.

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Fancy Footwork: The Art of the Saxophone Soli
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Fancy Footwork: The Art of the Saxophone Soli is a new eBook featuring scores and parts for 18 saxophone solis from the David Berger Jazz Orchestra library. Perfect for jazz educators looking to strengthen their sax sections and a wonderful practice tool for any saxophonist!

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David Berger Jazz Orchestra - Four Brothers, the music of Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Jazz composer, arranger, and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed over 750 full scores of classic recordings, including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in addition to hundreds of other jazz recordings. The 15-piece David Berger Jazz Orchestra (DBJO) was formed in 1996 to tour Berger’s and choreographer Donald Byrd’s Harlem Nutcracker show, and the band has stayed together to continue performing Berger’s music. Tonight, the DBJO and special guest saxophonist Harry Allen celebrate the “Four Brothers” in a tribute to four iconic saxophonists who rose to prominence in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and whose careers continued to be intertwined over the next four decades. Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Gerry Mulligan were most significantly influenced by Lester Young, but each of them found his own unique voice. Berger has taken 24 of their signature small group recordings and arranged them for the DBJO while maintaining the spirit and character that made this music central to the jazz canon.

David Berger Jazz Orchestra - Four Brothers, the music of Stan Getz, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

Jazz composer, arranger, and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the Swing Era. Conductor and arranger for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Berger has transcribed over 750 full scores of classic recordings, including more than 500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in addition to hundreds of other jazz recordings. The 15-piece David Berger Jazz Orchestra (DBJO) was formed in 1996 to tour Berger’s and choreographer Donald Byrd’s Harlem Nutcracker show, and the band has stayed together to continue performing Berger’s music. Tonight, the DBJO and special guest saxophonist Harry Allen celebrate the “Four Brothers” in a tribute to four iconic saxophonists who rose to prominence in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and whose careers continued to be intertwined over the next four decades. Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Gerry Mulligan were most significantly influenced by Lester Young, but each of them found his own unique voice. Berger has taken 24 of their signature small group recordings and arranged them for the DBJO while maintaining the spirit and character that made this music central to the jazz canon.

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