On January 19, an American jazz performer, arranger and composer David Berkman (David Berkman) will play for the Kyiv public "New York Jazz".
Love for jazz David Berkman was instilled by his father as a child. He wanted his son to become a bass player. True, the father always listened to Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Bill Evans, Hank Jones, Winton Kelly – they were all pianists. This determined the fate of David, who also chose to become a pianist.
To date, David Berkman has won 2000 Doris Duke / Chamber Music America New Works Creation and Presentation Grant. He played in many jazz bands, including Cecil McBee, Tom Harrell and The Vanguard Orchestra. He performed and recorded collaborative compositions with numerous jazz luminaries, including Sonny Stitt, Brian Blade, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Ray Drummond, Billy Hart, Dick Oatts, Tony Malaby, Robin Eubanks, Steve Wilson, Chris Potter, Scott Wendholt, Lenny White, Scott Colley, Bill Stewart, Dave Stryker, Fathead Newman, Hank Crawford, and Jane Monheit.
Jazz in his performance is the legacy of swaying, song forms, absorbing all the harmony and rhythmic discoveries of seventy years ago, since the b-bop was born in New York.
David Berkman spent the last rounds in the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and throughout the United States, where he acted as a leader with his trio (The David Berkman Trio ) and quartets (The David Berkman Quartet and The New York Standards Quartet).
Besides musical merit, David Berkman became famous as a writer. He published three books with Sher Music Publishing: The Jazz Musician's Guide to Creative Practicing (2007), The Jazz Singer's Guidebook (2009) and The Jazz Harmony Book (2014). He is still an assistant professor and director of jazz studies at King's College, New York, and a visiting professor at the Prince Claus Conservatory in Groningen, the Netherlands.
We invite you to listen to the sound of New York Jazz performed by David Berkman!