Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective and a faculty-led ensemble with Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Berkeley Music

Faculty members Myra Melford (piano) and Ben Goldberg (clarinet), in collaboration with bassist Michael Formanek (ECM recording artist) and drummer Hamir Atwal (Tune Yards), present original compositions for improvising quartet. An opening set by students in MU165: The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, features works by Goldberg, Formanek, Melford and others.

The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective is an advanced small ensemble of improvisers exploring a range of repertoire including music by innovative jazz composers of the 1960s – today, as well as original student compositions and arrangements, through both conventional and experimental practices.

THE JAZZ AND IMPROVISED MUSIC INITIATIVE (JIM), under the direction of Myra Melford, was created by and for UC Berkeley music students. Its primary purpose is to support studies in jazz and contemporary improvisational music.

 $16 General Admission,  $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+,  $5 UCB students

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