Bergamo, John

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Born: May 28, 1940

Country: Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Studies: Manhattan School of Music (B.M.1961, M.M.1962)

Teachers: Michael Colgrass, Easley Smiles, Gunther Schuller, Paul Price, Fred Albright, Max Roach, Mahapurush Misra, Shankar Ghosh

Mention: Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society (2012) PAS Hall of Fame[1]

Works for Percussion

Beverly Hills - Bergamo/Stein/Mosko - Percussion Septet
Blanchard Canyon - Percussion Quintet
Bowed Percussion, vol. 1 - Percussion Quintet
Different Strokes - Snare Drum
Duets and Solos - Percussion Duet
Faropace - Percussion Quartet
Five Miniatures - Percussion Quartet
Five Short Pieces - Marimba
Foreign Objects - Drum set solo and Percussion Quartet; Double bass
Four Pieces for Timpani - (Bergamo) - Timpani
Frembe - Percussion Quartet
Interactions for Vibraphone and Percussion - Percussion Septet
Introduction and Merengue - Percussion Septet
Like Be-Bop - Percussion trio; Electric bass
No. 33 - Percussion Quintet
On the Edge - Percussion Ensemble
Piru Bole (solo) - Tabla/baya
Piru Bole - Percussion Duo
Remembrance (Bergamo) - Vibraphone with voice
Shradhanj Ali - Percussion Quartet
Star Time - Percussion Quartet; Electric Bass
Tanka - Multiple Percussion
The Grand Ambulation of the Bb Zombies - Percussion Quintet; electric bass
Three Pieces for the Winter Solstice - Vibraphone


  1. Accessed March 23, 2013