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Michael Berry has performed at venues ranging from small jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Le Casino de Monte Carlo over the last 30 years.
During the 1980s, Berry was drummer for the jazz vocal group Rare Silk, earning Grammy nominations in 1984 and 1986. He and the group opened for legends such as Benny Goodman and Bob Hope.
Berry has taught drums privately for seventeen years.
Berry studied at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music. He studied jazz drumming with Jerry Granelli, a student of Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and also with Gary Le François, a student of Freddie Gruber.