Josh Berman


Josh Berman is an internationally recognized cornetist and composer. He has led the acclaimed Old Idea, Josh Berman and his Gang, and his own trio. In addition to being an indispensable contributor to Chicago’s jazz and improvised music scene, Berman has been a concert presenter with fellow Chicagoan Mike Reed, producing hundreds of shows over the past 20 years. Berman’s work has been critically acclaimed in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, JazzTimes, and DownBeat, among others. His recordings can be found on the Chicago’s legendary Delmark Records and more recently on Austin’s Astral Spirits Records

Martin Arnold ft Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, & Jason Adasiewicz

Tuesday | 20 February 2018
MCA - 6:00pm

The Frequency Festival returns to the MCA to kick off the third annual installment of the event with Toronto-based composer-performer Martin Arnold. He is presenting a new work, “Sheath and Knife,” written for himself and Chicago bassist Joshua Abrams, cornetist Josh Berman, and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz. Arnold is also performing “Fergus” and “Willie O’Winsbury,” two of his existing solo works for voice and melodica-gating recordings.