"A highly thoughtful and precise soloist, with well-planned statements that don't waste any notes"- All About Jazz
"Driven and Determined"- Downbeat Magazine
"Moreno has the sound of wisdom, the warmth of
spirituality and the sparkle of imagination"- Steve Wilson, GRAMMY winner saxophonist
Global Music Awards 2017:
- Gold Medal: Best Instrumentalist (Tenor Sax)
- Gold Medal: Best Album (Little Steps)
Sidney Zolot Award 2016
BMI "Evelyn Buckstein" 2015
VDB scholarship 2014
Zootermeer Jazz Award 2013 (1st prize)
Leidse Jazz Audience Award 2013 (2nd place)
A.I.E. Scholarship 2008 & 2009
2017 Global Music Awards, 2016 Sidney Zolot (for excellence in music) and 2015 BMI/Evelyn Buckstein award winner, jazz saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno has become one of the most distintive voices on the tenor among her generation. Berta’s strong personality is reflected in her unique dark and warm sound on the tenor and she is often defined as a thoughtful and precise soloist who knows how to choose meaningful notes and statements.
She has been touring as a leader of her quartet/ quintet in Europe for over 5 years, being awarded 1st prize at Zoetermeer Jazz Competition and 2nd prize nominated by the audience at Leidse Jazz Competition in The Netherlands in 2013. Berta has performed in some of the main jazz festivals around Europe, including NORTH SEA JAZZ Festival, and some of the main venues and theatres both in Europe and U.S. She has participated in TV and Radio programs, such as NPR, Omroep Zuidplas Radio, Virus 4 TV/radio program or RNE (National Radio of Spain), and appeared as a sideman on several CD's: "Síguelo" by Gerardo Rosales & Combo Mundial (Challenge Records), "Choros Limoneros" by Choros Limoneros (Thrilling Sound Productions) or "Blue Dahlia" by Dahlia Dumont.
After moving to New York in 2014 she started working on her new project as a band- leader, composer and producer: "Berta Moreno Quintet." In her brief time in New York, Berta released her debut album "Little Steps" (2017) featuring GRAMMY award winners and nominees Steve Wilson (sax), Troy Roberts (sax) and Manuel Valera (piano); playing with this project in venues such as Fat Cat, ShapeShifter Lab, Club Bonafide ... in New York, as well as touring in Europe "selling out" in legendary clubs like Bogui Jazz, Clamores or Jimmy Glass in Spain. At the same time she is playing with many different bands and projects in the City, and working as well as a Teaching Artist for the GRAMMY winner Arturo O'Farrill "Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance."