Jazz Lab Big Band
Jazz "A" Band
NuVeau Art Ensemble
Studio Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz (Epicenter)
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A consistently rewarding album by any yardstick.
- Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
"CSUN JAZZCOMBOS" - The very latest CD, featuring all original music performed by two CSU Northridge Jazz Independent Projects, The Josiah Boornazian Group, and Midwestern Barncoat"
"CSUN Originals 0809"- The very latest CSU Northridge Big Band Jazz recording, featuring small groups as well as the Jazz "A" Band - all compositions and arrangements by CSU Northridge jazz students.
"CSUN Originals II - Rain Song" Was released in 2008 and is the Jazz Program's second album to exclusively feature student arrangements and compositions, and features saxophonist Tim Ries as guest soloist.
The NuVeau Art Ensemble
In addition to the deep influence from the music of jazz greats such as Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter others, The NuVeau Art Ensemble derives its inspiration from György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul Hindemith and many more.
While featuring the compositional efforts of its members, the ensemble as a whole often explores the realm of group improvisation, and creates large musical phrases, textures and melodies based on the mood of the players.
Progressive is perhaps the best word to describe “NuVeau”, which was initially patterned after the Billy Mintz’ New York based "Two Bass Band". This improvisational ensemble features the musical talents of 3 brass and 3 woodwind players, a pianist, guitarist, a percussionist, and two double bass players.