Tracy Berg was born to German immigrants in Glendale, California on August 12, 1961. His formative years were also spent in Rochester, Michigan and Houston, Texas. His early music studies focused on classical piano and composition. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Houston, studying composition with David White and piano from Bill Chaisson. In one of those wild and wonderful, totally irrational life shifts after college graduation, Tracy became an airline flight attendant, spending the next eight years flying out of New York and Chicago. While living in New York, he began jazz studies at the New School, beginning a new musical evolution in his life. He married a fellow flight attendant and became a father to Jillian, the love of his life. The marriage ran into ...a slight chance of rain... Returning to Houston and to his destiny as a pianist and composer, Tracy studied at Houston Community College with jazz piano artists Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen, Improvisation with Dennis Dotson, and compostion with Aubrey Tucker.
About the Artist:
Pianist/Composer/Guitarist Tracy Berg was classically trained from 7 years of age through college. After graduation he moved to NYC then Chicago and studied Jazz Piano. Now residing in Houston, TX, Tracy is a full time keyboard/piano instructor and Jazz pianist, who performs a wide variety of music in both solo and small/large ensemble situations, often times with The Roland Steele Band(a jazz group), in addition to composing and recording on a regular basis.
About the Music:
Tracy Berg's instrumental music is a very colorful blend of New Age/Jazz/Pop performed in different settings. From solo acoustic piano to synthesizers with rhythm section, there is virtually something for everyone. Some of the harmonic vocabulary is quite sophisticated, yet each song is full of great emotion, sensitivity and sincerity. Music that is true and honest! Just as the artist himself is.
VARIETY... FEATURING PIANO SOLOS & MULTI - INSTRUMENTALS, October 26, 2001
Reviewer: Maggie B...........PIANO/FLUTE INSTRUCTOR/MUSICIAN from Voorhees, NJ
Here you find a unique blend of Jazz, New Age and Pop styles creating a sound that relaxes, soothes, uplifts and rejuvenates the listener. A variety that is sure to please every type of listener.
Tracy plays with such beautiful expression that it truly makes the listener feel every emotion that inspired him to compose each of these original compositions.
Music reaches our heart, mind and spirit in ways where words simply can not. Tracy's music reaches in a way that leaves you yearning to hear more! As his title states, "Once Is Not Enough."
Check out the artist's website:
1. A Brand New Life
2. How Do I Say I Love You
3. Once Is Not Enough
4. Let Me Down Gently
5. Fun In The Sun
6. My Pretty Flower
7. This Time Around
8. Mixed Signals
9. Follow Your Heart
10. Postlude-And So It Goes