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Concert: Musica Poetica

Monday, February 25, 2019,5:30 pm - 6:45 pm EST

You are invited to a FREE concert with music by renowned jazz and contemporary composer and improviser Karl Berger with poetry and vocals by Ingrid Sertso.

Karl Berger is a six-time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll as a jazz soloist, recipient of numerous Composition Awards (commissions by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, European Radio and Television: WDR, NDR, SWF, Radio France, RAI Italy. SWF-Prize 1994 ). He has been professor of composition, artist-in-residence at universities, schools and festivals worldwide, and holds a Ph.D. in Music Esthetics. Karl Berger is noted for his innovative arrangements for recordings by Jeff Buckley (”Grace”), Natalie Merchant (”Ophelia”), Better Than Ezra, The Cardigans, Jonathan Brooke, Buckethead, Bootsie Collins, and more.

He recorded and performed with Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, John McLaughlin, Gunther Schuller, the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Ingrid Sertso, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Ray Anderson, Carlos Ward, Pharoah Sanders, Blood Ulmer, Hozan Yamamoto and many others at festivals and concerts in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Phillippines, Japan, Mexico, Brazil.

His recordings and arrangements appear on the Atlantic, Axiom, Black Saint, Blue Note, Capitol, CBS, Columbia Double Moon, Douglas Music, Elektra , EMI, Enja, Island, JVC, Knitting Factory, In & Out, MCA, Milestone, Polygram, Pye , RCA, SONY, Stockholm, and Vogue.

This event is supported by New Music New College.


Monday, February 25, 2019,
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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College Hall Music Room
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243 United States
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