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Jerry Bergonzi (born October 21, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a jazz

tenor saxophonist, composer, and educator. Bergonzi received a B.A. Degree in
Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is the founder
of Not Fat Records.[1] He has recorded extensively for Double-Time Records.

Jerry Bergonzi

Contents [hide]
1 Biography
2 Discography
3 Gallery
4 References
5 External links



He first gained recognition as he became a frequent guest-artist on several

Dave Brubeck ensemble tours and recordings during the 1970s, and he held the
saxophone chair in the Dave Brubeck quartet from 1979 - 1982. Bergonzi
recorded nine albums with Brubeck, from 1973 to 1981.[2]

Birth name

Jerry Bergonzi

Bergonzi teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.


October 21, 1947 (age 67)

Boston, Massachusetts, United


Jazz, Hard Bop

He is the author of Inside Improvisation, a multi-volume series of instructional

books with play-along CDs and videos, and another series of books about
improvisation published by Advance Music. He is also the author of the book/CD
set Sound Advice, published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz. Bergonzi is also a
professional level pianist and bass guitarist.
He has recorded on the Blue Note, Red, Not Fat, Concord, Atlantic, Label Bleu,
Enja, Columbia, Deux Z, Denon, Canyon, Cadence, Musidisc, Ram, Ninety One,
Freelance and Savant recording labels.[1]


Jerry Bergonzi at Concert

Background information

Occupation(s) Musician, Composer, Educator


tenor saxophone, piano

Years active 1970Website

Jerry Bergonzi Official Site


Two Generations of Brubeck [1] (1973) with Dave Brubeck

Brother, the Great Spirit Made Us All [2] (1974) with Dave Brubeck
Back Home [3] (1979) Concord Records with Dave Brubeck
Tritonis [4] (1980) Concord Records with Dave Brubeck
To Hope! A Celebration By Dave Brubeck (A Mass in the Revised Roman Ritual) - Original now out-of-print 1980
recording conducted by Erich Kunzel (Pastoral Arts Associates (PAA) LP record DRP-8318).
Paper Moon [5] (1982) Concord Records with Dave Brubeck
Lineage (Red Records, 1989) with Mulgrew Miller, Adam Nussbaum, Dave Santoro
Inside Out with Salvatore Bonafede, Bruce Gertz, Salvatore Tranchini, 1989
Standard Gonz (Blue Note, 1991) with Joey Calderazzo, Dave Santoro, and Adam Nussbaum
ETC Plus One (Red, 1993) with Steve La Spina, Fred Hersch, Jeff Hirschfield
Vertical Reality (Musidisk, 1995) with Billy Hart, Andy LaVerne, George Mraz, Mike Stern
Just Within with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall, 1996
On Again (Ram Records, 1996) with Mick Goodrick, Bruce Gertz, Adam Nussbaum
Together Again For The First Time (Red, 1997) with Victor Lewis, Bobby Watson
Lost in the Shuffle (Double Time, 1998) with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall
Fast Company (Blue Jackel, 1998) with Joey Calderazzo, Lars Danielsson, Jukkis Uotila
Wiggy (Double Time, 1999) with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall
A Different Look (Double Time, 2001) with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall
Dreaming Out Loud (Whaling City Sound, 2003) with Bob Kaufman, Bruce Gertz
Tenor of the Times with Renato Chicco, Dave Santoro, 2006
Tenorist (Savant, 2006) with John Abercrombie, Dave Santoro, Adam Nussbaum
Tenor Talk (Savant, 2008)
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Saxology (SteepleChase, 2009) with Dick Oatts, Dave Santoro, Tom Melito
Three Point Shot (Intuition, 2009) with Piotr Lemanczyk, Jacek Kochan
Simply Put (Savant, 2009) with Bruce Barth, Dave Santoro, Andrea Michelutti
Three For All (Savant, 2010) with Dave Santoro, Andrea Michelutti
Convergence (Savant, 2011) with Bruce Barth, Dave Santoro, Andrea Michelutti
Shifting Gears (Savant, 2012) with Phil Grenadier, Bruce Barth, Dave Santoro, Andrea Michelutti
By Any Other Name (Savant, 2013)



Photos: Hreinn Gudlaugsson



^a b

"Jerry Bergonzi" . New England Conservatory of Music. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
2. ^ "Bergonzi's Recording Credits With Dave Brubeck" . Retrieved 2010-11-14.

External links


Official Website
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