UC Jazz Ensembles is an on-campus music performance program dedicated to the performance, study, and promotion of jazz at the University of California, Berkeley. Each year, UC Jazz consists of roughly ten to twelve small combos filled with undergraduate students/graduate students of ANY major or field and friends from the community. Each combo rehearses for two hours a week, and musicians frequently get together to practice or jam in their free time. They perform a wide range of styles, from latin to contemporary.
UC Jazz is directed by drummer, percussionist, composer/arranger, and jazz educator, Ted Moore. Since graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Ted has pursued a career which has taken him to many parts of the world with many different artists. He is leader and composer for his own Brazilian jazz group, Brasilia, which has released its first CD to national acclaim. He has performed with Stan Getz, Paul Winter, Marian McPartland, Eric Gale, Jack Wilkins, Gene Bertoncini, and Joey DeFrancesco. On tour, Ted has performed throughout the US and Canada, as well as Japan, Spain, England and Holland. He also spent two years living in Rio de Janeiro as percussionist with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, and performing with many well known Brazilian jazz artists. He has played in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Cathedral of St. John in New York, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
On Tuesday, April 9th @ 8PM, UC Jazz Ensembles features their 3 advanced combo groups for a live performance at The Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.