Mr. Berg holds a Master of Arts in Theory and Composition from Montclair
State College, NJ and a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from
Manhattan School of Music in N.Y.C.
He has enjoyed an active career in jazz for 34 years as a performer in
clubs, concerts, festivals, films, radio, and television with such leading
musicians as Susanna McKorkle, Mel Lewis, Jimmy Knepper, Chuck Wayne, Richie
Cole, Mulgrew Miller, Eddie Daniels, Fred Hersh, Warren Vache, The Widespread
Depression Orchestra, John Pizzarelli, Marty Grosz, Stanley Cowell, Chuck
Mangione, et al. He recently became a full time member of the prestigious
Columbus Jazz Orchestra and is frequently heard with the Jazz Arts Group.
He is also active as a composer/arranger and his songs, jazz compositions
and chamber pieces have been performed and recorded by many artists. He has
also written original music for film & television, musical theatre, and
He appears on dozens of commercial recordings with such performers as The
Dells, Marty Grosz, Tim Cummiskey, the CCM Faculty Jazztet, Canto Poetico,
Judith Kaye, Vivian Lord, Dick Mackie, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Eric Brown,
and many others. His CDs of original compositions, A Man is a Tree and Sweet
Sorrow, both on Hipgnosis Records, have received critical acclaim.
As the former Director of Research and Music Development with Brain Actuated
Technologies, Inc., Yellow Springs, OH., he designed, developed and patented
software for brain-actuated music. He is the inventor of the Berg
Bass-in-a-Box, a collapsible semi-acoustic bass. He is adjunct professor of
Jazz Bass at the University-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and
a teacher in numerous clinics and workshops throughout the mid-west.