and Ron Berman first met in Los Angeles. Astrid was playing piano with
her Jazz trio and Ron was playing Jazz and Classical guitar in near by
clubs and restaurants. They share a deep love for Classical and Jazz Music
and have built a partnership that works personally and professionally.
Both musicians were living parallel lives. Astrid was in San Francisco
studying Classical piano with Katrina
Krimsky, hanging out at the Keystone Corner and listening to and meeting
jazz greats Art Blakey, Woody Shaw and Joe Henderson. Ron was earning
his Masters Degree at the New England Conservatory studying with George
Russell while going to clubs hearing artists such as Miles Davis, Cannonball
Adderly and Bill Evans. Ron also played in small groups with Jaki Byard
and J.R. Mitchell in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.
Today Astron Jazz, an independent and growing company, knows how much
perseverance, time, money and guts it takes to cut a path in the music
business. Specializing in Jazz, Classical and Original Music, Astrid and
Ron performed together and worked independently with a variety of different
clients and musicians and have established their presence on the Jazz
scene. Since 1998, Astron Jazz has produced 5 CDs and has been involved
in other projects including CDs, Publications and Films (Sideways (2004)
and Crazy, Stupid , Love (2011).