Jon Ben Berger grew up on the East coast,who had the good fortune of crossing paths with Pete Seeger. Seeger recognized Jon's gift and brought him to the monthly 'Broadsides' magazine concerts at New York's Village Gate.
The lure of the San Francisco music scene saw Jon forming a fusion band there, the 'Burning Bush , a tape of those performances caught the attention of senior A&R producer at Columbia Records, John Hammond. .
Nurtured by the avant-garde art scene around him, and his fellow denizens of the Chelsea Hotel, Jon enjoyed multi-media collaborations with members of the Phillip Glass Ensemble, director Shirley Clarke and dancers from Merce Cunningham's troupe. He also created music with the Tony Williams Lifetime, Jack Bruce, Jimi Hendrix and lands a role in 'Hair' at Broadway's Biltmore Theatre.
In recent years,
2007: Jon's music is the lead motif in the film, “Saint Francis” by Ezra Allen Gould, released in Europe in the fall of 2008, staring Dita Von Teese.
2008: Album release "Thank You For Living You Life" with Martin Sörbom on Rhythmman Records - Jon's label.
2010: The release of "New Reality" with Amy Garcia, produced and co-written by Jon Ben Berger
2011: Jon meets Christopher Hills and joins a partnership working on, and writing songs, for IJ Chris an artiste at Koffe an Kreem - Christopher's company. The same year Jon produces a new version of "The World Gets Hurt" with Winsome Benjamin and IJ Chris singing.
Jon meets Que Pro, a fantastic artist, and does a new rap version of Amy Garcia and Jon Ben Berger's song "Deep In Suburbia” - to be released in 2012.
Jon meets Jordi Cohen and makes 3 new songs and videos inspired by Jordi's great photos.
Jon does the production of the red version of "Sticky Situation” for The H Project raising money for Haiti.
Jon works across most musical genre's including, but not limited to, Rock, Folk, Alternative, Reggae and Blues and 2012 finds Jon working on his new CD "EIQ".
SINGER, SONG WRITER, MUSICIAN, PRODUCER,