Jazz Harmony Series with David Berkman

3 Sundays, April 23, May 7, 14, 11 am - 1 pm PT (Online Workshop)

Jazz Harmony Series with David Berkman
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation
Day Sun
Instructor David Berkman
Status online event

Join David Berkman, an acclaimed pianist, educator, and author of The Jazz Harmony Book, for this 3-part workshop series. 

Learn about the harmonic processes that create variation in standard chord progressions and explore how to reharmonize with a focus on diatonic substitution, secondary dominants, tensions, altered tensions, passing chords, modal interchange, and tritone substitutes. By the end of the series, you will have a deeper understanding of different harmonic processes, with the ability to personalize your approach to playing standard tunes while also gaining a set of tools that can aid in composing or arranging your own music. 

This workshop will include PDFs and a Q&A period. 

Recommended text: The Jazz Harmony Book, by David Berkman (Sher Music Co.) 

About David Berkman

David Berkman has been an essential part of the New York jazz scene for over 30 years, as a creative and swinging voice on the piano and as a gifted composer, arranger and bandleader.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he currently divides his time between teaching in N.Y. and performing with world renowned jazz artists at home and abroad. Berkman has performed with numerous jazz luminaries including: Sonny Stitt, Tom Harrell, Brian Blade, the Vanguard Orchestra, Cecil McBee, Dave Douglas and Chris Potter. His 10 recordings as a leader have appeared on numerous “Critic’s Best” lists. Berkman is a tenured professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music, C.U.N.Y. in New York and has published three books on jazz with Sher Music Publishing which are used in jazz schools worldwide.