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

Matt Piet & His Disorganization with Tim Daisy, Nick Mazzarella, & Josh Berman

Friday | 26 May 2017
Constellation - 8:30pm

This performance serves as an addition to Matt Piet’s Incipient Sessions, a series of performances and recordings documenting the results of gifted improvisers playing together for the first time. Piet works in a trio format with Tim Daisy and Dave Rempis, but has yet to make music with Nick Mazzarella or Josh Berman.

Set 1
Matt Piet – piano
Tim Daisy – drums, percussion

Set 2
Nick Mazzarella – alto saxophone
Josh Berman – cornet
Matt Piet – piano
Tim Daisy – drums, percussion

“Piet is a melodic player, but his tunefulness is thrillingly shaken by a rhythmic volatility and a fractal sense of phrasing.” Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

Piet’s recordings can be found here: