Jeremy Berkman

My career takes me into a diversity of musical situations - and I'd much rather play one horn that I am comfortable with as part of an orchestral, pit, big band, chamber, or studio session, than be constantly switching instruments to find the right sound - and the XO is that for me. It allows me to utilize its strengths regardless of the setting, and I have been so pleased to be able to consider it part of who I am as a musician and as a teammate with my wonderful colleagues.
Jeremy Berkman


"Jeremy Berkman... turns phrases into characters with eloquent tone and smooth line in Underhill’s stunning Trombone Quintet…” - Elissa Poole (Globe and Mail)

A graduate of Juilliard School of Music as well as Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music (with degrees in music and economics) trombonist Jeremy Berkman currently plays with and leads the education and community engagement efforts of Vancouver’s award winning Turning Point Ensemble (TPE). He performs with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, A Touch of Brass Quintet, and the Jill Townsend Big Band. With TPE, Jeremy has co-led a number of large scale collaborations and in 2011 was honoured with Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award (Music). He has contributed to over 30 commercial recordings, and is featured in Still Image (music of Owen Underhill on Centerdisc). With The Peggy Lee Band he has recorded five cds, toured nationally and internationally, and been nominated for a Juno Award. A student of Tim Atherton, Thomas Cramer, and Per Brevig, Jeremy is now a sessional instructor of Trombone at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Jeremy’s students have become successful professional performers, educators, and most importantly more passionate listeners. He is thrilled to be able to enjoy a vibrant professional career performing on his Jupiter Trombone, and share his passion for music-making for every audience. "

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