Pennsylvania born musician Marybeth Kern is a multi-woodwind instrumentalist and composer with a driving passion for film scores and jazz. Her active music career has allowed her to perform at various venues throughout the country including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Nokia Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the American Music Theatre. In addition, she has recorded for TV Networks including Lifetime and Pivot, with Emmy award-winning “HitRECord On TV” using a variety of Marybeth’s compositions, arrangements, and recordings for its first two seasons on the air. She can be found playing clarinet for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Impossible Dream” mini-documentary used in conjunction with Sony Pictures to promote his film, “The Walk.” She is currently a member of The New York Jazzharmonic, and recently appeared in the national LG V20 commercial, “Everyday, Spectacular” playing baritone sax and clarinet.
Marybeth’s musical inspiration comes from composers and musicians such as Thomas Newman, James Newton Howard, Alan Sylvestri, Dan Higgins, Cannonball Adderley and David Sanborn. Her teachers included Broadway musicians Allen Won and Adam Kolker, as well as the legendary LA studio recording artist Dan Higgins. Marybeth remains the first and only student of the most recorded and imitated saxophonist of all time, David Sanborn. Because of her training over many genres, Marybeth has performed in a wide variety of musical situations including Cirque Productions, National Broadway Tours, Central Park’s Summer Stage Series, The New York Jazzharmonic, and SONY promotional ad’s.