Bob Berg, (April 7, 1951 - December 5, 2002) was a jazz saxophonist originally from Brooklyn, New York City. He started his musical education at the age of six when he began studying classical piano. He began playing the saxophone at the age of thirteen. Bob Berg was a Julliard graduate influenced heavily by the late 1964-67 period of John Coltrane's music. A student from the Hard-Bop school, he played from 1973-76 with Horace Silver and from 1977-83 with Cedar Walton. Berg became more widely known through his short period in the Miles Davis band.