Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi

born on 21/10/1947 in Boston, MA, United States

Jerry Bergonzi

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Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi (born on October 21, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a jazz tenor saxophonist, composer, and educator. Bergonzi received a B.A. Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is the founder of Not Fat Records.[1]


He first gained recognition as he became a frequent guest-artist on several Dave Brubeck ensemble tours and recordings during the 1970s, and he held the saxophone chair in the Dave Brubeck quartet from 1979 - 1982. Bergonzi recorded nine albums with Brubeck, from 1973 to 1981.[2]

Bergonzi teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

He is the author of the Inside Improvisation, a multi-volume series of instructional books with play-along CDs and videos, and another series of books about improvisation published by Advance Music. He is also the author of the book/CD set Sound Advice, published by Jamey Aebersold Jazz. Bergonzi is also a professional level pianist and bass guitarist.

He has recorded on the Blue Note, Red, Not Fat, Concord, Atlantic, Label Bleu, Enja, Columbia, Deux Z, Denon, Canyon, Cadence, Musidisc, Ram, Ninety One, and Freelance recording labels.[1]


  • Two Generations of Brubeck [1] (1973) with Dave Brubeck
  • Brother, the Great Spirit Made Us All [2] (1974) with Dave Brubeck
  • Back Home [3] (1979) Concord Records with Dave Brubeck
  • Tritonis [4] (1980) Concord Records with Dave Brubeck
  • To Hope! A Celebration By Dave Brubeck (A Mass in the Revised Roman Ritual) - Original now out-of-print 1980 recording conducted by Erich Kunzel (Pastoral Arts Associates (PAA) LP record DRP-8318).
  • Paper Moon [5] (1982) Concord Records with Dave Brubeck
  • Lineage (Red Records, 1989) with Mulgrew Miller, Adam Nussbaum, Dave Santoro
  • Inside Out with Salvatore Bonafede, Bruce Gertz, Salvatore Tranchini, 1989
  • Standard Gonz (Blue Note, 1991) with Joey Calderazzo, Dave Santoro, and Adam Nussbaum
  • Vertical Reality (Musidisk, 1995) with Billy Hart, Andy LaVerne, George Mraz, Mike Stern
  • Just Within with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall, 1996
  • Lost in the Shuffle (Double Time, 1998) with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall
  • Wiggy (Double Time, 1999) with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall
  • A Different Look (Double Time, 2001) with Adam Nussbaum, Dan Wall
  • Tenor of the Times with Renato Chicco, Dave Santoro, 2006


  1. 1.0 1.1 NEC Faculty: Jerry Bergonzi. New England Conservatory of Music. Retrieved on 2008-06-25.
  2. [Jerry Bergonzi at All Music Guide Bergonzi's Recording Credits With Dave Brubeck]. Retrieved on 2010-11-14.

External links

  • Official Website
  • [Jerry Bergonzi at All Music Guide Allmusic]
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