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BIO

Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Boston area, Casey Berman (24) is quickly rising as a relevant and active voice as a tenor saxophonist and composer in New York. Raised in an artistically fertile household, Casey started his musical studies at the age of six at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. For high school, he attended the Rivers School Conservatory, which had strong connections to Boston music institutions Berklee College and New England Conservatory. By the time he was 18, Casey had travelled and performed extensively in the New England area and in Europe.

Casey currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He received a Bachelor’s in Music from NYU, where he had the opportunity to study, work and perform with Ralph Alessi, Rich Perry, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano, among others. He has performed in over a hundred venues, including the Jazz Gallery, the Blue Note, Cornelia Street Cafe, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Regattabar, and the Kennedy Center. Some of his most artistically formative experiences have been from studying with New York’s most important living saxophonists, including Mark Turner, Lee Konitz and Bill McHenry. He is currently involved in an active improvised music scene in Brooklyn.

LINKS

Tom Csatari Review in New York Times
Vincenzo Johnson
Alon Tayar