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For over 40 years, Jeff Berlin has stood as one of the most innovative electric bassists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Known for his one-of-a-kind tone, jaw-dropping technique and advanced harmonic approaches to the bass, Jeff has been one of the major figures in establishing the electric bass as a solo instrument in modern music. This innovation and harmonic approach make him among the most accomplished improvisers playing bass today.
Jeff has also distinguished himself as one of the premier teachers of bass education throughout the world. His focus on quality music instruction and efforts to raise standards for learning and teaching have brought him both admiration and controversy. His chord tone innovations have transformed academic musical teaching for decades. For ten years he owned and operated the Players School in Clearwater, Florida. Now in Nashville since 2017, Jeff continues his mission, through Jeff Berlin Bass Education, to champion quality in teaching, performing, and recording.
Jeff’s recording and performance credits include a who’s who of jazz and rock. They include Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth, Larry Coryell, Pat Martino, John McLaughlin, Yes, Frank Zappa, Dennis Chambers, Scott Henderson, Larry Coryell, Patrick Moraz, and many more.
"Jeff Berlin is the best bass player I’ve ever heard"
“ As far as I'm concerned, Jeff Berlin is the best bass player on the planet!" Geddy Lee
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