Vancouver and Internationally known keyboard pianist with amazing technique and phrasing. Opened for the Jazz Icons.
Saul Berson saxophone
Saul is a native of Vancouver who enjoys a busy career as a freelance musician performing with his own bands as well as with Tzimmes, Magical Crimea and Caviar & Lace. Saul got his musical start in life singing in the Peretz Shul student choir in the late 1960’s then led by Claire Osipov. He teaches privately as well as in public schools and runs music programs for the elderly in neighbourhood houses. Saul has performed throughout Canada, Europe, the Mid-east and South Africa releasing 5 CD’s in the process.
“Saul Berson has a perfect, burnished saxophone tone that carves new paths through territory we had thought fully mapped.” Alexander Varty, The Straight
“Bersonʼs eclecticism has helped to make him one of the busiest musicians around town” Tony Montague, The Straight
Saul Berson plays a beautifully toned alto that is reminiscent of the sound of Cannonball Adderley. – Frank Rubolino, One Final Note – Jazz and Improvised Music Webzine
Known for his talent as a drummer with the Night Train Revenue, The Checkmates, The Vicounts, and Del Shannon.
Paul Blaney rounds out the quartet on stand-up bass. Blaney is one of the most in-demand bass players in Vancouver, for both his mainstream and avant-garde playing. He has toured extensively, performing and recording with John Handy, Ernestine Anderson, Eddy Harris and Ingrid Jensen.