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

Michael Zerang and the Blue Lights

Friday | 03 August 2018
Alarm Festival | Berlin - 9:00pm

Michael Zerang – drums
John Dikeman – tenor saxophone
Dave Rempis – alto saxophone
Josh Berman – cornet
Kent Kessler – double-bass

“Songs From The Big Book Of Love” is the title of the first Blue Lights-album on Michael Zerang very own “Pink Palace” label. Michael Zerang & the Blue Lights, Chicago’s rough and tumble quintet features musicians that are longstanding members of the scene performing the drummer’s original compositions which are equally influenced by American and Middle Eastern musics, with the emphasis placed on rhythm, melody and improvisation. At A L’ARME!, the Chicagoan gallery of personalities will be completed by the Amsterdam-based Shooting Star John Dikeman on tenor saxophone!