Described a “young mallet master” by JazzTimes, Sasha Berliner is an award winning vibraphonist and composer based in NYC. The Downbeat Critics Poll #1 Rising Star Vibraphonist and Jazz Journalists’ Association runner up for Vibraphonist of the Year has notably shared the stage for recent projects with Christian McBride, Tyshawn Sorey, Marcus Gilmore, and Cecile Mclorin Salvant, and leads her own quintet for international touring. She recently released her award winning sophomore album “Onyx”(2022) through JMI Recordings, her “vigorous, unabashedly avant garde sophomore recording […] finding the budding, San Francisco-born vibraphonist and composer in a fiery, dense and genre- bending posture.” Glide Magazine urges listeners to “add Berliner to the new vanguard of contemporary artists that are reshaping jazz with unconventional compositional approaches”.
“Berliner is already a very mature instrumentalist […] maybe she’s the best vibraphone player to emerge in decades.” – Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Brazilian record producer (Verve, CTI, JSR, Milestone, Sony), music historian, and journalist.
“Naturally percussive, with an ever-expanding grasp of harmony and counterpoint […] 24- year-old vibraphonist Sasha Berliner is one of the most exciting voices in jazz today.” – Andrew Bradbury, Stetson Stories.
“Berliner plays, composes and leads her band with maturity and artistic presence rarely attained. […] Berliner is in the firmament of the here and now in modern jazz, and appears likely to occupy that upper stratosphere for some time to come.” – Paul Rauch, All About Jazz.