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Dick Berk

dr, 1939-2014 US, San Francisco
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Richard Alan Berk

Richard Alan "Dick" Berk (May 22, 1939 – February 8, 2014) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader.Berk was born in San Francisco, California. He studied at the Berklee College of Music and played in the Boston area early in the 1960s. In 1962 he moved to New York City and played there with Ted Curson and Bill Barron in a quintet from 1962 to 1964. Following this he played with Charles Mingus, Mose Allison, Freddie Hubbard, and Walter Bishop, Jr., among others. He moved to Los Angeles late in the 1960s, where he played with Milt Jackson, George Duke, Cal Tjader, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Blue Mitchell. He founded the Jazz Adoption Agency in the early 1980s, playing into the 2000s; among this group's alumni are Andy Martin, Mike Fahn, Nick Brignola, John Nagorney, Keith Saunders, Tad Weed, an

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Timbales
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Pop
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One by One on One by One by Dick Berk
Vinnie P. on One by One by Dick Berk
Moanin' on One by One by Dick Berk
Blues for Dogs on One by One by Dick Berk
Sail Away on One by One by Dick Berk
Guantanamo on One by One by Dick Berk
Klactoveedsetene on East Coast Stroll by Dick Berk
Lotus Blossom on One by One by Dick Berk
Lester Left Town on One by One by Dick Berk
East Coast Stroll on East Coast Stroll by Dick Berk

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
One By OneDick Berk1996Album
East Coast StrollDick Berk1993Album
Let's Cool OneDick Berk1992Album
Empty Suit BluesRay Linn And The Chicago Stompers With Dave Frishberg, Gary Foster, Bob Havens ' Jim Hughart, Eddie Miller, Dick Berk & Mary Ann McCall1981Album
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