Jazz composer, arranger, and conductor David Berger is recognized internationally as a
leading authority on the music of Duke Ellington and the swing era. Conductor and arranger
for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra from its inception in 1988 through 1994, Mr.
Berger has transcribed more than 750 full scores of classic recordings, including more than
500 works by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn in addition to hundreds of other classic
jazz recordings. Mr. Berger maintains a close working relationship with Wynton Marsalis and
continues to transcribe and arrange for, and on occasion conduct, the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra. Mr. Berger has written music for symphony orchestras, television,
Broadway shows, and films and has composed and arranged for Duke Ellington, Jazz at Lincoln
Center, Quincy Jones, WDR Big Band, and Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. He has
also arranged for dozens of singers, including Jon and Aria Hendricks, Betty Carter, Freda
Payne, Jessye Norman, Natalie Cole, Freddie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Madeleine Peyroux, Milt
Grayson, Phoebe Snow, Susan Graham, Maurice Hines, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cecile McLorin
Salvant, and Champian Fulton.