Jeremy Berkman is the Co-Artistic Director of Vancouver's Turning Point Ensemble and performs an eclectic mix of music as Principal Trombonist for the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, a member of A Touch of Brass Quintet, and as a member of several big bands led by wonderful composers, Ian McDougall, Fred Stride, and Jill Townsend. His exploration of improvisation in the "creative music" scene has included performing, touring, and recording with cellist Peggy Lee's octet, the Peggy Lee Band and John Korsrud's Hard Rubber Orchestra. In addition to his work with these ensembles, Jeremy has contributed to recordings by singer songwriters such as Michael Buble, Matthew Good, Veda Hille, and the Rankin Sisters. In 2011 Jeremy was honoured with the Mayor's Award in Music - recognizing his leadership in the Vancouver musical community.
He has commissioned several important chamber works featuring the trombone from Owen Underhill, David MacIntrye, John Oliver, and Fred Stride, and collaborated with outstanding ensembles such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Standing Wave, and the Vetta Chamber Ensembles in their premieres. A graduate of Ohio's Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, with degrees in Economics and Music, Jeremy also earned a Masters Degree at Juilliard in New York. He has studied with Tim Atherton, Thomas Cramer, and Per Brevig, and continues to learn from his colleagues and students every day.