Name: Jason Berk
School: Laney College
Accomplishments: Jason's original music has been featured on KFOG 104.5. He has written the score for two theatrical productions, performed at in Alameda and at San Francisco's legendary Biscuits & Blues. He has also played bluegrass with the Bay Island Ramblers, opened for rising Texas pop-rock group The Iveys, and was vice president of the Songwriters Collaboration Project.
Jason has an incredibly thorough knowledge of The Beatles and can play all 217 songs by heart, and his knowledge of Beatles trivia led to him being featured on 107.7 The Bone's "Bone Up On The Beatles" segment.
Key to Awesomeness: From nominator Carol Parker: "Jason Berk is a musician who plays piano, guitar and sings. We will be reading big things about this young man in the future, and just like Oakland gets to claim Tom Hanks ... I predict Alameda will one day get to boast of being the hometown of Jason Berk."
Jason will be performing to promote the release of his second album, Afternoon Snacks, on March 23 at 7 p.m. at in Alameda.
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