Welcome to the B Jam Sessions! Do not miss the opportunity of enjoying these sessions where the stars will be the students of the most prestigious music school in the world: Berklee College of Music. These students, brought by LiveXmusic, come from all over the world, they are the most promising and creative musicians and will definitely be the future of contemporary music. Valencia is Berklee’s second home and has become one of the most important artistic destinations on this side of the earth. The city where the Turia River dies is considered the Mediterranean Capital of Music and it is, without any doubt, one of the epicenters of cultural exchange.
This week we introduce Russ Van der Berg quartet, Style:Funk / Modern Jazz / Alternative
From London, Russ van den Berg is a multi-award winning saxophonist, with accolades by the likes of Randy Brecker/Kenny Wheeler/Peter Erskine/Mike Stern/Tim Garland and producer of seven solo-albums, he sets out with this new international quartet. A former professor of Jazz from London Conservetiours, his versatility as a musician has enabled him to work with the likes of Kenny Wheeler – Carla Bley – Phil Woods etc, alongside many pop artists as a session musician.
Now based in Valencia he directs this international Qt playing mostly original compositions or pop arrangements suited to the group sound (with vocals by guitarist Peter Connolly). Accessible to a wide-scale audience, this group crafts a cross-fusion of Jazz/Soul/Pop/Latin encompassing highly crafted soloing; Russ’ influences ranging from Hard-Bop to David Sanborn and Micheal Brecker.
Russ van den Berg – Alto Sax
Dremotions – drums
Peter Conolly – guitar / voice
Chris Attwell – bass