Jeremy Berkman

Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Touch of Brass Quintet

Quick Facts:

Nationality: Canada
Artist Since:2013
Influences:My birth family – my wife – my music teachers – and interestingly
Mac or PC:PC
iPhone or Android:Android
Facebook or Twitter:Twitter
Satellite or Cable:Cable
Finale or Sibelius:Sibelius
Favorite Movie:The Year of Living Dangerously
Favorite TV Show:Happy Days
Favorite Song:Mystery at Ogwyn’s Farm (j.Sibbery)
Favorite Composition:Romeo and Juliet/Prokofiev
Favorite Arrangement:Musetta’s waltz by Canadian Brass
Favorite Musical:West Side Story
Favorite Orchestra:Hard Rubber Orchestra
Favorite Big Band:Jill Townsend Big Band
Favorite Rock/Pop Band:Kansas
Favorite Solo Musical Artist:Jennifer Nettles
Favorite Performance Venue:Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre
Favorite Hobby:BIrdwatching


“Jeremy Berkman... turns phrases into characters with eloquent tone and smooth line in Underhill’s stunning Trombone Quintet…”  - Elissa Poole (Globe and Mail)

A graduate of Juilliard School of Music as well as Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music (with degrees in music and economics) trombonist Jeremy Berkman currently plays with and leads the education and community engagement efforts of Vancouver’s award winning Turning Point Ensemble (TPE).  He performs with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, A Touch of Brass Quintet, and the Jill Townsend Big Band.   With TPE, Jeremy has co-led a number of large scale collaborations and in 2011 was honoured with Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award (Music).   He has contributed to over 30 commercial recordings, and is featured in Still Image (music of Owen Underhill on Centerdisc). With The Peggy Lee Band he has recorded five cds,  toured nationally and internationally,  and been nominated for a Juno Award.  A student of Tim Atherton, Thomas Cramer, and Per Brevig, Jeremy is now a sessional instructor of Trombone at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  Jeremy’s students have become successful professional performers, educators, and most importantly more passionate listeners.  He is thrilled to be able to enjoy a vibrant professional career performing on his Jupiter Trombone, and share his passion for music-making for every audience.