Kris Berg (b. 1961) has been a best-selling composer and arranger for over two decades. He has written charts for Kurt Elling, Delfeayo Marsalis, Wayne Bergeron, John Pizzarelli, Eric Marienthal and Chris Vadala; for honors bands in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, South Carolina, Maine, Maryland, and Missouri; and for professional, college and public school bands around the globe.
Mr. Berg is the Artistic Director for Jazz with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra foundation, and is active as an educator, directing honors jazz bands across the nation, including All State bands in Nebraska, Montana, Oklahoma, Maine, South Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky, Texas, and Wyoming.
As a bassist, Kris has appeared or recorded with Phil Woods, Wayne Bergeron, Peter Erskine, Delfeayo Marsalis, Randy Brecker, and many others. His Metroplexity Big Band has been awarded 8 Global Music Awards over two CD’s, “Time Management” and “This Time/Last Year.” The band has appeared at multiple JEN Conferences and at festivals around the United States. Their third CD, “Perspectives,” is scheduled to be released late 2022.