Dave Berger

Dave Berger
Dave Berger

YEAR: Third

MAJOR: Jazz Studies

HOMETOWN: Rochester, N.Y.


What’s your instrument of choice and why?

Guitar. It’s what I’m concentrating on for school. I started off on bass but I had more fun with guitar. I felt there was more I could do with it. 

What are you involved with musically?

I have a band from back home called Dave and Marissa. I do some solo stuff. I’m in Male Call since last semester.

Who are your biggest influences?

Sigur Ros. The Avett Brothers.

Who have you been listening to lately?

Andrew Bird. A lot more jazz like Charles Mingus.

What’s your plan for the future?

Become a cruise line musician. It’s just a safe thing to do. I want to somehow be involved in studio music. I have an associate’s degree in recording, too.

Any advice for aspiring musicians?

Draw inspiration from everything in your life. Don’t ever try to sound a certain way.
Remember who you are.
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