Tracy Berg was born to German immigrants on August 12, 1961 in Glendale, California. His formative years were also spent in Rochester, Michigan and Houston, Texas. His early music studies focused on classical piano and composition. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Houston, studying composition with David White and piano from Bill Chaisson. In one of those wild and wonderful, totally irrational life shifts after college graduation, Tracy became an airline flight attendant, spending the next eight years flying out of New York and Chicago. While living in New York, he began jazz studies at the New School, beginning a new musical evolution in his life. He married a fellow flight attendant and became a father to Jillian, the love of his life. The marriage ran into ...a slight chance of rain... Returning to Houston and to his destiny as a pianist and composer, Tracy studied at Houston Community College with jazz piano artists Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen, Improvisation with Dennis Dotson, and composition with Aubrey Tucker. He currently teaches piano/keyboard/guitar and performs often with The Roland Steele Band (a very cool jazz quartet) and as a featured solo artist.
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