Kris Berg - Educator / Composer / Arranger / Bassist
Kris is an international best-selling composer and arranger. He has written charts for Kurt Elling, Sean Jones, Veronica Swift, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wayne Bergeron and Chris Vadala, for honors bands in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, South Carolina, Maine, Maryland and Missouri, and for professional, college and public-school bands around the globe. Kris is also the author of the popular bass method book, BASS LINES IN MINUTES, available at www.krisbergjazz.com. His charts are available through Alfred Music, Kendor Music, C.L. Barnhouse, Doug Beach Music, Excelcia Music, krisbergjazz.com and J.W. Pepper.
Mr. Berg has released two highly acclaimed CD’s (MAMA Records) as leader of his Metroplexity Big Band. “Time Management”, winner of two Global Music Awards, and “This Time/Last Year” feature special guests such as Phil Woods, Wayne Bergeron, Delfeayo Marsalis, Chris Vadala, Clay Jenkins and others. His new release, “Perspectives,” is due out in 2023 and has garnered 5 Global Music awards.
Mr. Berg is the Artistic Director for Jazz for the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra foundation and directs the GDYO Jazz Orchestra. Prior to this, he taught college for almost 30 years and is the founder of the award-winning Jazz Program at Collin College.
An award-winning bassist, director and educator, and a clinician for the Yamaha Corporation, Mr. Berg regularly appears at jazz festivals and camps throughout the United States and is endorsed by Bag End Loudspeakers. He has been selected as director for the IAJE International Community College All-Star Jazz Band, and has directed All-State Jazz Bands in Nebraska, Montana, Oklahoma, Maine, South Carolina, Arkansas, South Dakota, Nevada, Kentucky, Ohio, Arizona, Texas, and Wyoming. Kris loves nothing more than to work with young musicians. Invitations gladly accepted.
Kris Berg Jazz
musician / composer / arranger