Fred Berry

Fred Berry is actively involved in bay area music as a trumpeter, contractor, conductor, and band leader, and is presently musical director for vocalist and recording artist, Jaime Davis. He was musical director for the Northern California Louie Bellson Orchestra for five years. He is a charter member of the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Music) and is an original member of the Roscoe Mitchell Quartet which became the Art Ensemble of Chicago. He is one of the few remaining musicians who played with the Basie orchestra when Count Basie was alive.