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About

Christian Berg

Instructor

Personal Bio

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 video games.

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.