Saxophonist, Composer & Bandleader
"Berta Moreno has the sound of wisdom, the warmth of spiritualness and the sparkle of imagination.” - Steve Wilson-
"Moreno is a highly thoughtful and precise soloist, with well-planned statements that don't waste any notes.” - All About Jazz-
Berta Moreno is a multi-awarded jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader, and educator from Spain based in New York City. She has captured the eye of the audience and grabbed the attention of the US and European press. Critics usually define her as "Driven and Determined"- Downbeat Magazine, "a storyteller"- WBGO and "a highly thoughtful and precise soloist, with well-planned statements that don't waste any notes" - All About Jazz.
With an extensive career, she has been touring and performing as a bandleader and sidewoman in some of the leading jazz festivals, including North Sea Jazz or TD James Moody Jazz Festival, and some of the main venues and theatres, TV and Radio programs both in Europe and US including NPR, WBGO, NJPAC, Lantaren Venster or The Kimmel Center.
She has shared the stages with some of the most established jazz musicians, such as Arturo O'Farrill, Steve Wilson, Troy Roberts, Francisco Mela, Shai Maestro, Manuel Valera, Edsel Gomez, Ralph Alessi or Santi Debriano.
After moving to New York, Berta released her debut album "Little Steps," which won a Global Music Awards -Gold Medal- for Best Jazz Album in 2017, and received a nomination for Best Jazz Album by the 16th Independent Music Awards (US), and The MIN Music Awards (Spain).
In 2021 she released "Tumaini," her sophomore album, nominated one of the TOP 20 Best Albums 2021 by NPR Alt. Latino and her composition "Karibu" has been a finalist at the prestigious John Lennon International Songwriting Contest for Best Jazz Composition 2021.
She is deeply involved in the Jazz, Latin, and World Music scene, both as a player and a composer and teaching in organizations such as MMC in partnership with Columbia University and the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance in New York.