About Kris Berg
Kris Berg, Director of Jazz Studies at Collin County Community College, TX. He received his masters and bachelors degrees in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. Under his direction, the Collin jazz ensembles have appeared in Nassau, Bahamas and at festivals all over the U. S. plus they have received numerous invitations to attend the Montreux Jazz Festival. Mr. Berg is the founder/director of the Collin Jazz Fest and the Texas All-Star Jazz Camp.
Mr. Berg's charts have been performed and recorded all over the world. He is a best-selling big band arranger/composer for Belwin Jazz, a division of Alfred Publishing. Kris is also the author of the popular method book, Bass Lines in Minutes.
Currently active as an artist / clinician for Yamaha Corporation of America, he has appeared with the likes of Kurt Elling, Randy Brecker, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, Jimmy Heath, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, John Fedchock, Gregg Bissonette, Chris Vadala, Kevin Mahogany, Marvin Stamm, Dennis DiBlasio, Frank Mantooth, Matt Harris, Clay Jenkins, Kim Richmond and many others. Mr. Berg has appeared at jazz festivals and camps throughout the United States and is also endorsed by Walter Woods Amplifiers.