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Sasha Berliner

Sasha Berliner is a musician, composer, producer, and band leader from San Francisco, CA. Sasha started playing drums at eight years old. She pursued a jazz emphasis at her high school, Oakland School for the Arts, where she picked up the vibraphone at age 13. She is an alumni of the SF Jazz High School All Stars Orchestra and the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music. She headlined festivals like the Atlanta Jazz Festival, NYC Winter Jazz Festival, and the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, by the age of 19. In that same year, she was deemed one of SF Jazz's 10 Rising Female Instrumentalists for 2018 and was featured by Hot House Jazz Magazine, The SF Jazz Education Center, PBS News Hour, NPR, NBC Boston, and The New York Times for both her musicianship and her activism

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Unfiltered: The Tyshawn Sorey Sextet at the Jazz Gallery

Read "Unfiltered: The Tyshawn Sorey Sextet at the Jazz Gallery" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

The Jazz Gallery in jny: New York City is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. It's a great room to listen to music and is also photographer friendly. The Gallery is known for paying homage to jazz greats but is perhaps best known for its commitment to supporting young musicians. It also provides a space for musical ...

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Chris McCarthy: Still Time to Quit

Read "Still Time to Quit" reviewed by Paul Rauch

From 2017 to 2020, composer and pianist Chris McCarthy charted a path as a noted sideman for such notables as Jerry Bergonzi, Ben Allison and Jason Palmer. He was often seen performing with vibraphonist Sasha Berliner and in duet with vocalist Clotilde Rullaud. In short, he has gained a reputation for imaginative and supportive playing.

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2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

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We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker

Read "We Three Holiday Happenings: Season's Greetings From Benny Benack III and the Steven Feifke Big Band, Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski, and Dave Stryker" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It's Christmas all over again, so deck the halls, break out the eggnog and get ready for a proliferation of holiday albums. As with any and every year, there are plenty of new jazz releases that fall into this most festive category and saturated market. Some lean solely on popular favorites, sticking close to the templates ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

LetterOne Competition To Select Jazz’s New “Rising Star”

LetterOne Competition To Select Jazz’s New “Rising Star”

The 2019 LetterOne Rising Stars Jazz Award will pick one up-and-coming jazz musician from hundreds of applicants, who will win an international ten-city tour of jazz festivals across North America. Submissions for the competition close this Saturday, October 26, and artists can submit here. The competition will offer international exposure across North America to this year’s ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Percussionist Sasha Berliner Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

Percussionist Sasha Berliner  Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

The jazz scene has a new rising star, and she’s a vibraphonist. Sasha Berliner, a 20-year-old musician, composer, producer and bandleader from jny: San Francisco, won the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, an annual competition that offers up-and-coming jazz musicians an opportunity to make a name for themselves. “We were very impressed by the quality of ...

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2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Friday | Saturday | SundaySaturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival featured excellent performances by some of the lesser known artists, fine concerts by headliners and a great after-hour jam sessions. It was another splendid day with much great music. My day at the fest started out mid-afternoon with a fine performance by accomplished trumpeter ...

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: (This Ain't No) Commonplace; Lyrical Carpentry; When You Wish; Sweetness of Solitude.


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