Jon Berger

         About me

​​I consider myself a musical linguist , as I love playing numerous styles on both drums and percussion .  BFA - Classical Percussion from S.U.N.Y. at Purchase studying Timpani with the principal of the Metropolitan Opera .

I've performed with Aretha Franklin, Little Anthony and the Imperials , The Crystals, Shields and Yarnell , Jerry Vale , The Ocean City Pops , Garden State Philharmonic , Harrisburg Symphony , The Washington Ballet  - Bodrahm Ballet Fest , Turkey ,  Mark Morris Dance company ,  The NY Tenors ,  Roy Orbison Buddy Holly Hologram Tour , Roy Merriwether Jazz Trio with Bassists Michale Wolf , Harvie S , Santi Dibriani , Greg Jones , Leon Dorsey , Jeff Carney . 2 records with Jazzers Jack Desalvo , Lee Marvin , Dan Willis , Bob Rodreguez , Arthur Lipner ,Todd Urban  . Bluegrass Banjo Virtuoso  Tony Trishka , The Mandala  Jazz Octet with John Medeski , Folk Rock with Michelle Shocked ,The Washington Squares.   World Music Fusion with The Peter Lewis Band featuring Hiram Bullock and Mathew Garrison .            Brazilian Jazz with  Cidiniho , and Ana Lu. Samba Batucada with The Sambanditos Featuring kenwood Dennard and Amir Ziv .       Recorded Jingles with Mitch Stein , Josh Heinemann for Omni Music , Wits end productions - Circuit City , PBS , Fuse TV , CBS Sports , Outdoor Living channel ,They Might Be Gants                                                                                                          On Broadway with with Addams Family Starring Nathan Lane and B.B. Neuworth , Next to Normal , In The Heights starring Lin Manuel  , Jersey Boys , Tale of 2 cities , Les Mis , Pirate Queen, The Color Purple Featuring Chaka Khan , The Grinch , Fiddler on the Roof  Starring Alfred Molina , Gypsy Starring Bernadette Peters , Imaginary friends , Chefs Theater , Flower Drum Song Starring Lea Salonga , Suessical  Starring Rossie O'Donell, Cats , Saturday Night Fever , Hello Dolly Starring Bette Midler  , My Fair Lady Starring Laura Benante , Summer

( The Donna Summer Musical )      Off Broadway - Jersey Boys , Zanna Don't , Feeling Electric  Starring Anthony Rapp, Prominade Starring Andrea McArdle , Nunsense, Broadway Rox , Neil Berg's 100 years of Broadway , 50 Years of Rock Starring Janette Bayardelle

Teaching - Private instruction , Master classes  Syracuse University , Angelo Peteri School day of Percussion , Centennial High school ,  The Angel Foundation , Austin Texas - The Modern Drummer Festival with Kenwood Denard's MRO  Ensemble . Drum Clinic Sam Ash Day of Percussion / Buddy Rich Scholarship Concert , NYC .  Kids Outreach Workshop artist  for Urban stages - NYC Public Libraries .                   Adjunct Percussion staff at The New School Jazz studies Department , NYC        Endorsing artist for Paiste Cymbals , Drum workshop , Vater               Sticks, Drum Tacs, Etymotic Research In Ear Monitors 
                                    Member Musicians local 802 , AFM

     

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