The David Berkman Quartet
The David Berkman Quartet has been through many incarnations in the last several years, having appeared at major clubs, concerts and festivals around the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Asia. The present edition is one of the finest, with Jimmy Greene on saxophones, Ed Howard on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. 2009 saw the release of the David Berkman Quartet, Live at Smoke on Challenge records. (The recording features Jimmy Greene, Ted Poor and Ed Howard on bass.)
THE DAVID BERKMAN TRIO
Recently working more often as a trio, this band also features the brilliant rhythm section of Ed Howard on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. The group completed a successful tour of Colombia in June. Watch for the upcoming release of David Berkman’s first trio recording in 15 years, due to hit stores in 2013.
THE NEW YORK STANDARDS QUARTET
The New York Standards Quartet is a co-operatively led ensemble that focuses on playing jazz standards and arrangements of standards with Tim Armacost on saxes and alto flute, David Berkman on piano, Daiki Yasukagawa on bass and Gene Jackson on drums. The group first came together 8 years ago to tour Japan, brought together by a common love of that country and it’s culture. Since then, the NYSQ has toured Japan 7 times, and has had tours in Spain and the U.S. as well. They released their first recording, Live in Tokyo in 2008 and there second recording in 2010 (UnStandard, on Challenge Records). There next recording, "Live at Lifetime" will be out in early 2013. For more information, please visit www.nysq.org