Joe Berry

Jazz Camp Faculty Member

photo of Joe Berry - Jazz Camp Faculty member

Joe Berry is a Sacramento musician that has a passion for all music. He's mostly seen putting on his own shows all around Sacramento and even performing world music on a various instruments. On top of several music awards and a nomination for Sacramento's "Sammie Awards" In 2009 he won 1st place in a saxophone competition in Reno. Though saxophone is his main instrument, Joe is fluent in bass, guitar, piano, flute, caisa drum (rare instrument from Germany) as well as singing and throat singing (a singing style that originates from Tuva). He recently graduated from Sac State with a Bachelors degree, and upon many offers from various schools, he has decided to pursue his Master's degree at University of Nevada Reno. Joe (along with 10 others) was invited to attend Dave Liebman's saxophone master class in the summer of 2010 where he studied and performed with Mr. Liebman.

Joe is a prominent composer as some of his work has been premièred by the Sacramento State Big Band as well as the Sacramento State Orchestra. As a young lion, Joe has been an asset to Sacramento's jazz scene and continues to attract attention to himself in any city he performs.