“Saxophonist Joey Berkley’s tenor is as robust and accomplished as they come.” – Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz
About Joey Berkley
Migrating south from Toronto, Canada in 1978, Joey Berkley immersed himself into the competitive New York City jazz scene. This musician benefited from his experiences in Manhattan, and maintains today that these early years of struggling were not only necessary, but also crucial to his musical development. In fact, his CD that was released in 1999 and marks his debut as the bandleader of The Joey Berkley Quartet, is aptly titled “Made in NYC.” The disc, which features many of Joey’s original compositions, came out on A-Records.
Both as a freelance musician on the NYC music scene or with his own groups, Joey has performed in many of the prestigious venues past and present: Birdland, The Village Gate, The Apollo, Radio City, The Beacon Theatre and the Bottom Line, to name a few.
The Latest News
After a LOT of work and re-working the first commercial release of my new band “Bandhits” is very close. Alongside that, will be a very cool video documenting our time in the studio.
5/1/14: “Another fantastic evening of great music at Lenox Saphire last Thursday. The Phil Young Experience…Bill (Big Daddy) Saxton returned from a successful concert tour… Bill was especially explosive last week playing a duel session with saxophonist Joey Berkley who wowed the place with his fantastic playing.” Had a fun hang at the Lenox Saphire […]
4/24/14: Gearing up for the annual Java ‘n Jazz concert at Fox Lane HS Friday April 25 at 7pm. All things jazz @ Fox Lane MS/HS for your listening pleasure. Showcasing a year of hard work by students-Gr.6 through HS. Concert also highlights pro’s sharing their knowledge w/students in various workshops over the year… past guest’s include Tony Kadleck, Jon Gordon. This […]