Past Performances, Jazz & Improvised Music Ensemble (JIM)

Spring 2014

  • 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.

Fall 2012

  • 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.

Spring 2012

  • 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)

Spring 2011

  • 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

Spring 2009

  • 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