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Old Friends and New Friends CoverDavid Berkman reunites with Brian Blade, Matt Balitsaris and Palmetto records (their last recording together was in 2004) to bring you–Old Friends and New Friends, produced by David Berkman and Matt Balitsaris for Palmetto Records. David Berkman, pianist and composer with: Brian Bladedrum, Linda May Han Ohbass, Dayna Stephenssaxes, Adam Kolkerclarinets and saxes and Billy Drewessaxes.

David Berkman, Director of Jazz Studies at Queens College. David Berkman will take follow Michael Mossman as the Director of Jazz Studies at Queens College starting in Fall of 2015.

FALL TOURS: JAPAN OCTOBER 18-NOV 4 (with SHUNZO OHNO QUARTET), THE U.K., GERMANY, BELGIUM LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL CD RELEASE: NYSQ WITH TIM ARMACOST, DAVID BERKMAN, GENE JACKSON AND MICHAEL JANISCH –PIZZA EXPRESS NOV 22–

SEPTEMBER 24 :DAVID BERKMAN trio at JAZZ at the KITANO with ED HOWARD and VICTOR LEWIS

JULY 10-31 New York Standards Quartet 10th Anniversary Japan tour: July 10 to July 31, 2015

JUNE 10: DAVID BERKMAN BAND  NEW YORK RECORD RELEASE For “Old Friends and New Friends” at Smalls Jazz Club  (with Dayna Stephens, Adam Kolker, Billy Drewes, Ugonna Okegwo and Johnathan Blake.

May 25: DAVID BERKMAN TRIO (with Daiki Yasukagawa and Tamaya Honda) at “The Session” NHK Studio 505 Live Concert and Radio Broadcast

May 16 & 17: SOLO PIANO CONCERT in OSAKA Japan at Hankyu Department Store’s New York Fair

Released MAY 5, 2015: Old Friends and New Friends on Palmetto Records

David Berkman returns to Palmetto with his first CD for them since 2004, produced with Matt Balitsaris, featuring Brian Blade drums, Billy Drewes, saxes, Adam Kolker saxes and clarinets, Dayna Stevens, saxes, Linda May Han Oh bass.

April 17 &18David Berkman Trio @ The Green Mill in Chicago IL. with Dayna Stephens, Rudy Royston and Ed Howard.                                            April 16 Synergy Jazz Concert at Drake University with Dayna Stephens, Rudy Royston and Ed Howard.                                                                        April 14 and 15 Concerts and Workshops at University of Indiana/Bloomington with Dayna Stephens, Rudy Royston and Ed Howard.

February 27, 28, March 1 NYSQ at Smoke with special guests Ray Drummond, Robin Eubanks, Steve Wilson and Ed Howard
February 14-20 NYSQ in California                                                                                                                                                                                          February 4 and 5 Mezzrow David Berkman duo with Ray Drummond
January 22 David Berkman Quartet Jazz in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall Minneapolis MN
January 10-17 Gigs and Clinics in Israel (15 Herzelia concert)
January 5-9 Teaching in Groningen NL

2014 Dates
Dec 27 T’s Lounge Workshop and Solo Piano Concert (Kokobunji, Tokyo Japan)
Dec 26 Tokyo Club, Meguro Duo with Eri Ohno
Dec 22 David Berkman Trio with Daiki Yasukagawa and Tamaya Honda
Dec 22 David Berkman Solo Piano at Gallery Cocon
Dec 18 David Berkman trio with Daiki Yasukagawa and Gene Jackson at Lifetime Shizuoko Japan
Dec 17 House concert, solo piano
Dec 16 Mabumi at Naru
Dec 9-14 Gigs in Hokkaido with Akio Sasajima

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Recent CD Releases

Duets (Laura Macdonald alto sax, David Berkman piano) released Nov 15 on Niro Records

The New York Standards Quartet: The New Straight Ahead on Whirlwind Recordings Released August 2014 Thumbnail

David Berkman Live at Smalls with Tom Harrell, Ed Howard and Johnathan Blake (Smalls Live Records, 2013)

The New York Standards Quartet: Live at Lifetime 2013

David Berkman: Self-portrait (Solo Piano) Red Piano Records

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