Sasha Berliner
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Sasha Berliner
LetterOne ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award” winner

Sasha Berliner

JUN 11–23 | 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival

Jun 18
Joe Henderson Lab

A gifted vibraphonist, composer, and producer, Sasha Berliner won the prestigious Letter One Rising Star Award in 2018. A San Francisco native, she began on drums at eight and attended the Oakland School for the Arts, studying with Howard Wiley and Dave Ellis before becoming a two-year member of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Orchestra. She was a member of the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and took part in Stanford Jazz Workshops in 2012 and 2016.

In addition to her preternatural musical abilities, Berliner is an accomplished writer and social activist, having self-published an array of essays and critiques including a nationally recognized piece on sexism in the jazz world, which was covered on the PBS NewsHour and was part of a panel discussion on sexism at New York’s Winter Jazz Fest featuring Angela Davis.

She will release her full-length debut album, Azalea, in 2019.

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Now based in New York, Berliner is an active bandleader, heading a superlative young quartet and regularly subbing for mentor and SFJAZZ Collective vibraphonist Warren Wolf.

A prodigiously talented hard swinging vibes player (and drummer) who is already drawing notice in both the Bay Area and in New York City.

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A prodigiously talented hard swinging vibes player (and drummer) who is already drawing notice in both the Bay Area and in New York City.

All About Jazz

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Sasha Berliner

Sweetness of Solitude

Sasha Berliner

When You Wish

Sasha Berliner

Sweetness of Solitude

Sasha Berliner

When You Wish