Past Performances, Jazz & Improvised Music Ensemble (JIM)
Friday, April 18, 7:30pm, Hertz Hall Willis Kirk, Easter Jazz Oratorio The University Gospel Chorus, directed by D. Mark Wilson, performs excerpts from Kirk’s sacred jazz/gospel composition, with the accompaniment of Bay Area big band leader David Hardiman Sr., members of his San Francisco Allstar Band, and student jazz artists.
Friday, September 28, 2012, noon, Hertz Hall Jazz in the Breezeway: The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford,fresh from a studio recording session, performs original compositions written by each ensemble member. Buoyant grooves, lyrical melodies, and a dose of humor make this perfect music for a sunny afternoon.
Wednesday, February 22, noon, Hertz Hall Jazz X 2: featuring the UC Jazz Allstars (Ted Moore, director) and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective (Myra Melford, director)
Saturday, March 10, 8pm, Hertz Hall 7:15: Q&A session with the artists for ticket holders Jazz and Improvised Music (JIM) Benefit Concert: featuring the stellar duet of pianist Art Lande and woodwind artist Paul McCandless (Oregon) with an opening set by the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective (Myra Melford, director)
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 12:15pm, Hertz Hall Jazz x Two Featuring The Advanced Creative Jazz Sextet and the UC Jazz Allstar Ensemble
Friday, April 2, 2011, 8pm, Hertz Hall Jazz Pianist Denny Zeitlin – Jazz & Improvised Music Benefit Concert Pianist Denny Zeitlin, solo, in a benefit performance for the Jazz and Improvised Music (JIM) fund. The Advanced Creative Jazz Sextet, directed by Myra Melford, performs and opening set
Friday, February 6, 2009, 8pm Benefit Concert: Taylor Eigsti in concert at Hertz Hall A benefit concert for the Jazz & Contemporary Improvised Music Fund with jazz pianist/composer and two-time Grammy Award nominee Taylor Eigsti & trio including Jason Lewis on drums, joined by UC Berkeley students in the Jazz & Contemporary Improvised Music Ensemble under the direction of Myra Melford
Noon Concert, Wednesday, April 8, 2009, noon, free Contemporary Improvised Music Ensemble Student performers & special guests, Myra Melford, director