“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
September 24, 2013: A catalogue of my compositions and/or arrangements previously recorded and released are now available for purchase. Download scores and parts in pdf format. New titles are being added on a regular basis, including my recent single release “No Blues for Vernon”
August 10, 2013: A perfect night to play outside! I got to play what I want, the way I want it, alongside some very talented musicians. Nice to have Beverly Crosby sing with us too! “Summertime” (excerpt)
July 23, 2013: My new instrumental single “No Blues for Vernon” is now available on itunes, Amazon etc.