The David Berkman Quartet

nysqThe David Berkman Quartet has appeared at major clubs, concerts and festivals around the U.S., Europe, the U.K. and Asia. The present edition is one of the finest, with Dayna Stephens on saxophones, Linda May Han Oh on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. David Berkman Quartet recordings include: Live at Smalls with Tom Harrell, Ed Howard and Johnathan Blake (2014), Live at Smoke with Jimmy Greene, Ted Poor and Ed Howard on Challenge records (2009) and Start Here, Finish There with Dick Oatts, Ugonna Okegwo and Nasheet Waits (2004).


The latest incarnation of David’s trio features the brilliant rhythm section of Ed Howard on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. Recent performances for this band include Jazz at the Kitano and Smoke Jazz Club in NYC.


The New York Standards Quartet is a co-operatively led ensemble that focuses on playing jazz standards and arrangements of standards with Tim Armacost on saxes, David Berkman on piano, Daiki Yasukagawa  on bass and Gene Jackson on drums. The group first came together 10 years ago to tour Japan, brought together by a common love of that country and it’s culture. Since then, NYSQ has toured Japan 10 times, and has had tours in Spain, the U.K. and around the U.S. as well. November 22 is the release date in Europe for the 5th CD, “Power of 10” following up on last year’s critically acclaimed “The New Straight Ahead,” on Whirlwind Recordings” (August, 2014) and their three previous recordings: “Live in Tokyo” (2008) UnStandard on Challenge Records (2010) and  “Life at Lifetime” on D-Musica (2013).  For more information, please visit

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