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Karl Berger is an award-winning composer/arranger, winner of six Downbeat Critics Polls as a jazz soloist, numerous composition awards, and remains internationally active as a performer and artist-in-residence. As a jazz performer (pianist/vibraphonist) he collaborated with Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, John McLaughlin, Gunther Schuller, the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Ingrid Sertso, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Carlos Ward, Hozan Yamamoto, Steve Gorn, Nana Vasconcelos, Anthony Braxton, and many others at festivals and concerts and continues to perform with his ensembles internationally and with his KB Workshop Orchestra in New York.
With Ornette Coleman and Ingrid Sertso Karl Berger founded the legendary Creative Music Studio In Woodstock NY in 1972, which continues to grow under new leadership (www.creativemusic.org).
Ingrid Sertso established herself as a captivating, adventurous vocalist, capable of blending jazz, African, South American and other world-beat influences into a
distinctive, hypnotic sound. She is an award-winning poet.
She recorded and performed in the US, Canada, Brazil, Europe and West Africa with Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Karl Berger, Dave Holland, David Izenzon, Nana Vasconcelos, Pauline Oliveros and many others.
Ingrid Sertso’s latest album “What Do I Know” (Konnex Records) which also features Michael Bisio and Karl Berger showcases the broad spectrum of Ingrid’s approach to vocalization, her colorful poetry in word-musical mixes and in open collective improvisations, and her unparalleled approach to song interpretations. (www.myspace.com/IngridSertso).
Bassist / composer Michael Bisio has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass.
Nate Chinen writes in The New York Times :" The physicality of Mr. Bisio's bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avante garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive."
He has over a hundred recordings in his discography, two dozen as leader or co-leader as well as a dozen more documenting his extraordinary association with piano icon Matthew Shipp.
Jazz Times describes Michael as a performer who resonates with intelligence, emotional depth and probing virtuosity." Signal to Noise writes , " Bisio is one of the few musicians who has managed to meld this high concept of physicality with the soulful charge of jazz. His fiddle-high, scraped overtones create a tangled choir that is impossible to resist; his expressiveness with the bow is unmatched."
Michael's current project as a leader Accortet (Relative pitch Records) features Kirk Knuffke - cornet, Art Bailey - accordion and Michael Wimberly - drums.
He has been recognized with nine project grants from various arts organizations, plus the prestigious Artist Trust Fellowship and is an instructor at Bennington College (2009 - present).
Michael has been a member of the Matthew Shipp Trio since 2009 performing throughout the Americas and Europe. 2018 has already seen the trio perform to a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall as well as looking forward to the Newport Jazz Festival.
Álvaro Domene is a Madrid-born, New York based guitarist and composer operating at the convergence of various styles of spontaneous and composed music. Recent collaborators include Briggan Krauss, Jim Black, Michaël Attias, Joe McPhee, Karl Berger, Ches Smith, Mike Bisio, and Fred Lonberg-Holm. Domene attended the jazz program at Middlesex University in London, and has studied under Chris Batchelor, Elliott Sharp, and John Stowell. He is currently composing a new piece for string quartet, also writing for his newly formed trio “Leaving The Sky in Splinters” (with drummer Kate Gentile and bassist Kim Cass), and developing strategies for his first solo guitar album which will be recorded in the new year. He is also an active performer in New York City’s jazz and creative music scene, leading various groups in addition to working with numerous artists. One of his latest releases, “Synaptic Self” by the trio dMu, was included in the “Best Albums of 2016” list by Avant Music News.