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Jay Berliner

g, *1940 US
Musician of Jazz

Jay Berliner (born May 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Starting with his first television experience at age 7 on NBC’s The Children's Hour with sister Eve, his career has spanned the globe: from the Metropolitan Opera house (the “old” Metropolitan Opera House in midtown Manhattan), where he was house guitarist and mandolinist; to Kenya’s 1963 Independence Day celebration as accompanist for Harry Belafonte and Miriam Makeba; touring Japan as a banjo soloist; performances at The White House; and more recently, playing onstage at the Metropolitan Opera (in the “new” house at Lincoln Center) with Barbara Cook, Audra McDonald, Josh Groban, and Elaine Strich, recorded live on DRG Records, Inc.

  • Guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Banjo
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
The Part You Throw Away on Ute Lemper - Punishing Kiss by Ute Lemper
Getting The Message on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner
Papa Was A Rolling Stone on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner
The Magic Of Love on Encore by Russell Watson
Jazz Samba on Further Nuggets - Luke Vibert's Selection by Various Artists
Stickball on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner
I Just Want To Be There on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner
Use Me on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner
Stormy on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner
Hey Western Union Man on Bananas Are Not Created Equal by Jay Berliner

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Erotic GuitarsJay Berliner1984Album
The Guitar SessionJay Berliner, Gene Bertoncini, Toots Thielemans, Richard Resnicoff1977Album
Guitar TapestryWes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Charlie Christian, Les Paul, Johnny Smith, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joseph Iadone, Don Arnone, Chet Atkins, Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Eric Weissberg, Vinnie Bell, Jay Berliner, Don Young, Al Casamenti1976Album
Stickball / Papa Was A Rolling StoneJay Berliner1973Single
Bananas Are Not Created EqualJay Berliner1973Album
Bananas Are Not Created EqualJay Berliner1972Album
Famous Guitar Pieces - De LuxeJay Berliner1968Album
The Guitarist's HourJay BerlinerAlbum
Jewish TraditionalsJay BerlinerAlbum
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