Steve Berlin

Steven M. Berlin (born September 14, 1955, Philadelphia) is an American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer, best known as a member of the rock group Los Lobos and, before that, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs, the Blasters, and the Flesh Eaters.[1] Berlin is married and lives with his wife and children in Portland, Oregon. Berlin joined the band Tuatara as a side project in 1998 on their second album, Trading with the Enemy. Berlin is Jewish.[2][3][4]

Steve Berlin
Born (1955-09-14) September 14, 1955
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation(s)Musician, producer, songwriter
Associated actsLos Lobos, David Baerwald, The Blasters, Sheryl Crow

As either a session musician or producer, Berlin has worked with the Crash Test Dummies, Backyard Tire Fire, The Beat Farmers, John Lee Hooker, the Paladins, Faith No More, Dave Alvin, R.E.M., the Go-Go's, the Smithereens, the Replacements, Leo Kottke, Sheryl Crow, the Act, Los Super Seven, Rickie Lee Jones, String Cheese Incident, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Raul Malo, Rick Trevino, Jackie Greene, the Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, the Bridge, Nathan Wiley, the Dandy Warhols, Making Movies, No Te Va Gustar and Deer Tick.[5]


  1. Chris Morris Los Lobos: Dream in Blue 2015 - Page 57 1477308520 "At many of these early gigs, Los Lobos were augmented by another musician who started showing up at their shows, instrument in hand, just for the love of it: the Blasters' saxophonist Steve Berlin. Born in Philadelphia, John Coltrane's longtime home base, in 1955, Berlin was a hard-blowing, R&B- and jazz-savvy saxophonist..."
  2. A Jew And A Latino Walk Into A Recording Studio... : Code Switch : NPR Dec 20, 2013 - Steve Berlin of Chicano band Los Lobos says if this were the ... or culture that develops in a vacuum, and Jewish-Americans are no exception. .... Jewish saxophonist and producer Steve Berlin of the Chicano band Los Lobos ...
  3. Los Lobos' Steve Berlin to Score 1928 Russian Silent Film Live Nov 29, 2011 - Steve Berlin is the lone Jew in Los Lobos. ... and I liked the idea of two saxes, or sax and clarinet, of being able to interweave those textures into the movie. ... So, keeping it in that one color gives us the opportunity to explore ...
  4. A Jew And A Latino Walk Into A Recording Studio... | WJCT NEWS Dec 21, 2013 - Jewish saxophonist and producer Steve Berlin of the Chicano band Los ... "Since the earliest days of the American recording industry, Jews ...
  5. Timothy Finn "Making Movies: 'An Amazing Special Band'". Kansas City Star, December 14, 2012
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