The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, an advanced small ensemble of improvisers, explores a range of repertoire including music by innovative jazz composers of the 1960s – today, as well as original student compositions and arrangements through conventional and experimental practices.
The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective is open to non-enrolled students and community members, as well as enrolled students, but everyone must audition or be admitted by consent of the instructor. Regular attendance at weekly rehearsals and participation in public performances is required.
Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective – directed by Myra Melford
- Sketch 11 by Brendan Liu 5:46
- Plexus by Elizabeth Duran 7:58
- A.M.S by Nathan Bickart 5:52
- Fat Hat Cat by Forrest Riege 5:32
- One Thousand by Jacob Richards 8:13
Elizabeth Duran – flute
Forrest Riege – alto saxophone
Brendan Liu – trumpet and flugelhorn
Nathan Bickart – piano
Oscar Westesson – bass
Jacob Richards – drums