"The Signature reeds give me a quick response and crazy altissimos" - Ed Berg
Saxophonist Eddie Berg is a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/composer born and raised on Long Island, New York. He is a graduate of Newfield high school in Selden, New York where his music education was focused in classical and jazz performance. His performance not only includes tenor, alto, soprano, and baritone saxophones, but in addition he plays keyboards, percussion and EWI (electronic wind instrument.) His music interest has been focused in traditional and contemporary Jazz to R&B, Blues, Funk, and Inspirational Music.
Eddies interest to music started at an early age when he discovered the sound of saxophone as he listened to his dad spinning music from the 50s. The most memorable song was Yakety Yak, by the Coasters, featuring King Curtis on tenor. Eddie was later introduced to the music of Boots Randolph where he realized his own creative ability to take vocal songs and turn them into his own style of the original. Eddie was an active member of concert, jazz and marching bands throughout school and performed in competitions outside of school as well. His live performance included a spot with Randy and the Rainbows.
Eddie has and continues to perform with local bands in addition to his solo project which is currently under way based on his upcoming Cd. Eddie performs at many local clubs, parties, and charity events. Eddie also gives back to the community such as Music in schools and local senior centers. “It’s all about giving back and keeping music alive in the hearts from young students to senior adults” – Eddie Berg.
Eddies work also includes credit as a session musician and stands in for live performances. His interaction with the audience brings the show to a new level. His multi instrument talent can be seen when he performs, where he also contributes to playing keys, percussion and EWI instruments in addition to his saxophones.
Eddie is working on his debut CD release, “Generations, From the Heart”, which offers music for all Generations. Influenced by past artists, this music will inspire the soul.
Today three of the four tracks are being played on internet jazz radio stations in many countries. His current release of music can be found on I-tunes and Cdbaby.com
Eddies passion for contemporary jazz and live performance, has been greatly influenced by Richard Elliot and others such as, Grover Washington, Everette Harp, and Euge Groove. His list goes on.
Eddie as an endorsing artist exclusively plays his Sax Dakota Tenor, Alto, soprano and Straight Alto saxophones at all performance venues and recordings. His endorsements also include Theo Wanne Mouthpieces and Légère Reeds.
Sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/ed-berg