Top NYC Saxophonist with Fairfield Jazz Ensemble, April 20
Kenny Berger, a long standing presence on New York’s jazz scene, will join The Fairfield University Jazz Ensemble during their spring concert on Apr. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fairfield University Gonzaga Auditorium. Tickets for the performance are $5.00 and will be available for purchase at the door.
Directed by Music Program Director Brian Q. Torff, the eight-piece Jazz Ensemble will perform a series of jazz classics with their signature twist. The concert will highlight the work of renowned jazz artists Horace Silver, Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, ensemble pianist Joey Barbieri and class of 2016 composer Amanda Ocasio and will feature performances by Torff, along with guest artist Kenny Berger.
“Kenny Berger is a renowned baritone saxophonist who has worked with many of the the best big bands in jazz," said Torff. "He will be our first guest artist on this instrument."
Berger is one of New York’s top baritone saxophonists and composer-arrangers. He has a wealth of experience performing in both small and large ensembles in a variety of jazz styles, as well as years of experience teaching arranging, composition, ensembles, saxophone and jazz history on the college and university level. He is also a jazz historian and journalist with a unique insider’s perspective.