Playtime with David Berkman

Renowned New York pianist David Berkman joins Playtime live on Friday 29th January for a night of glorious, free-form melodies and improvisation!

Playtime with David Berkman

About Playtime with David Berkman

Saxophonist Martin Kershaw and guitarist Graeme Stephen founded Playtime with bassist Mario Caribe and drummer Tom Bancroft in 2014 to give them an opportunity to try out new ideas, play new compositions and pay homage to jazz giants.

They've since created a real buzz around the Outhouse in Broughton Street's loft space every second Thursday by presenting informal sessions of superb quality. Tributes have been paid to Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, to name just a few of the heroes whose music the quartet has honoured, and an album of completely free improvisation, showing another side of Playtime, has been released to considerable acclaim.

During lockdown, the quartet has continued its quest for adventure, live-streaming from multiple locations. This latest session features a first - a transatlantic live-stream with guest pianist David Berkman, whose experiences include high-profile work with saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Chris Potter, trumpeters Dave Douglas and Tom Harrell, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Brian Blade.

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