MARK BERNEY is a Boston-based trumpeter and improviser. He is currently working with Itzhak Perlman and the Klezmer Conservatory Band, promoting the new album "Eternal Echoes" on Sony Masterworks.
Hailing from the North Oregon Coast, he attended the University of Oregon as an undergraduate. He had a great chance to develop as a free-lance musician in the diverse college town of Eugene, performing a wide variety of musical styles from the symphony stage to the sweaty, packed dive bar, playing freak-rock, reggae, calypso, salsa, blues and jazz, then waking up in the morning to attend music school.
Mark moved to Boston in 1997, another musically diverse college town.
In 1998 he joined the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He has recorded two albums with them on Rounder Records, including A Taste of Paradise (2003) and Dance Me to the End of Love (2000), which received 5 stars from Downbeat Magazine. With KCB he has toured with violinist Itzhak Perlman, collaborated with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, appeared on CBS, Fox, and PBS, and performed concerts in prestigious venues including the Lincoln Center and Hollywood Bowl.
In 1999, Mark began his association with the Grammy-nominated Skatalites. He recorded on their 2000 release, Bashaka, and has toured with them across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Jamaica.
As a freelance trumpeter, Mark has performed with Aretha Franklin, toured with Grammy nominee Mighty Sam McClain, Chandler Travis Philharmonic and performed in Jamaica with Toni Lynn Washington in 2002. He appears on recordings with Babaloo, Cha Cha Cha Allstars, Pressure Cooker, Jim Guttmann, Ingrid Gerdes, Soul Shot and others. Check out his Discography.
As a scholar and educator, Mark earned a Master of Music and completed the Teacher Certification Program at University of Rhode Island in 2006 and was nominated to the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. He is a licensed K-12 music educator in the State of Massachusetts and serves on the music faculty at University of Rhode Island as Artist/Instructor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies.
Mark is committed to a healthy lifestyle and is a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
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