Berta Moreno
Saxophonist, Composer
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"Berta invests emotional content into whatever she’s doing, something you can sense whether you’re in the audience or on the bandstand alongside her. She’s smart focused dependable, serious about her music but an affable person—the sort you want to work with."
—Steve Wilson, Bradley Bambarger

CONTACTS
Worldwide Management
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Chris DiGirolamo
631-298-7823
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BIOGRAPHY
2017 Global Music Awards, 2016 Sidney Zolot (for excellence in music) and 2015 BMI/Evelyn Buckstein award winner, jazz saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno has become one of the most distintive voices on the tenor among her generation. Berta’s strong personality is reflected in her unique dark and warm sound on the tenor and she is often defined as a thoughtful and precise soloist who knows how to choose meaningful notes and statements.
She has been touring as a leader of her quartet/ quintet in Europe for over 3 years, being awarded 1st prize at Zoetermeer Jazz Competition and 2nd prize nominated by the audience at Leidse Jazz Competition in The Netherlands in 2013. ​ Berta has performed in some of the main jazz festivals around Europe, including NORTH SEA JAZZ Festival, and some of the main venues and theatres both in Europe and U.S. She has participated in TV and Radio programs, such as NPR, Omroep Zuidplas Radio, Virus 4 TV/radio program or RNE (National Radio of Spain), and appeared as a sideman on several CD's: "Síguelo" by Gerardo Rosales & Combo Mundial (Challenge Records), "Choros Limoneros" by Choros Limoneros (Thrilling Sound Productions) or "Blue Dahlia" by Dahlia Dumont.
After moving to New York in 2014 she started working on her new project as a band- leader, composer and producer: "Berta Moreno Quintet." In her brief time in New York, Berta released her debut album "Little Steps" (2017) featuring GRAMMY award winners and nominees Steve Wilson (sax), Troy Roberts (sax) and Manuel Valera (piano); playing with this project in venues such as Fat Cat, ShapeShifter Lab, Club Bonafide ... in New York, as well as touring in Europe "selling out" in legendary clubs like Bogui Jazz, Clamores or Jimmy Glass in Spain. At the same time she is playing with many different bands and projects in the City, and working as well as a Teaching Artist for the GRAMMY winner Arturo O'Farrill "Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance."

REVIEWS
"As for her own voice on the tenor Moreno is a highly thoughtful and precise soloist with well-planned statements that don't waste any notes. Her in-the-pocket technique avoids ostentatiousness in favor of measured swinging improvisational arcs that are enjoyable and accessible."
— Troy Dostert, All About Jazz (2017)
"Moreno's debut album, Little Steps, not only showcases her prowess as an improviser on the saxophone, it also highlights her formidable talent as a composer. Most startling among her talents is her compositional skill. While certainly rooted in the great jazz of the 1950's, her tunes are intricate and highly original."
— Ron Netsky, Rochester City Newspaper (2017)
"A hard hitting mainstream sitting down jazz date that was made for real jazzbo ears she knows how to hit the right notes as well as call on the right high flying hitters to bring her sound on this all original date to fruition."
"With a great personality, Moreno knows how to extract from her tenor sax a dark and yet warm sound, totally rooted in the jazz tradition but with a modern, energetic and optimistic discourse that produces fresh and evocative melodies with doses of spontaneity and captivating rhythms."
Chevy Martínez, owner/programmer of Jimmy Glass Jazz Club (Valencia, Spain)

DISCOGRAPHY
Little Steps
Berta Moreno