Beginning in 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio “kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music” (SF Chronicle), clarinetist Ben Goldberg has established himself as “one of the most vibrant, flexible, and inventive clarinetists in jazz and improvised music” (Downbeat), “an artist who seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path.” (NPR) (more…)
Brazilianist scholar and musician looking at pedagogy in demographically and geographically modified samba groups. Other interests include sacred Afro-Brazilian music, popular musics of Brazil and the U.S., Afro-Cuban music, critical pedagogy, critical theory.
Composer Oren Boneh has upcoming performances from Ensemble Reconsil, Vertixe Sonora and The Nebula Ensemble and previous performances by ensembles such as Ensemble Divertimento, Ensemble Meitar, Ensemble Regards, Ensemble Pentaèdre, the Playground, Ensemble Transmission and Architek Percussion. (more…)
A multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music and digital media, Francesco Spagnolo is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. His research and teaching interests (more…)
Nikolas Nackley is the Director the University Chorus and the Director of Vocal Studies, Music 150B.
Though relatively new to academia, Nikolas has served as a full time and visiting lecturer at universities around the greater Bay Area. He is also currently a member of the vocal and choral faculty at San Francisco State University’s School of Music where he conducts the university’s Chamber Singers ensemble, (more…)