Jan Berry Baker has joined the UCLA Department of Music as the new Associate Professor of Music,  She will be teaching saxophone and wind ensemble students. She is in demand as a solo and chamber music performer, and is an advocate of contemporary music.


Professor of Saxophone, Vice Chair of the Department of Music, and Special Assistant to the Dean for Faculty Mentoring
Jan Berry Baker
Canadian-American saxophonist Jan Berry Baker has performed as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician on many of the world’s great stages.  Recent engagements include performances across the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, France, Germany, Scotland, England, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras in Canada, Ukraine, USA, and most recently
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Dec 8 Fri
uclaFLUX Fall Concert
Join us for a dynamic evening of modern music performed by the uclaFLUX contemporary music ensemble, which is devoted to the performance of chamber music from the 20th and 21st centuries. uclaFLUX is led by Professor Gloria Cheng and seeks to encourage students to explore and embrace new approaches and techniques associated with the myriad
Lani Hall
Dec 8 Fri
David L. Abell Piano Masters Series featuring Gilbert Kalish
We are excited to welcome venerable pianist and educator Gilbert Kalish to our David L. Abell Piano Masters Series for Fall 2023. This performance will be preceded by a Masterclass with UCLA Piano students on 12/7 in Lani Hall from 6:00-7:30pm. About Gilbert Kalish: Gilbert Kalish leads a musical life of unusual variety and breadth. As
Schoenberg Hall
Dec 10 Sun
UCLA Philharmonia and Orquesta Escuela Carlos Chávez
Join the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as we present a joint concert between the UCLA Philharmonia and visiting members of the Orquesta Escuela Carlos Chávez.   UCLA Philharmonia is the flagship orchestra of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and one of Southern California’s premiere training orchestras. Founded in 1936, Philharmonia’s music
Schoenberg Hall
The Classical Jewels of the Black Mecca
African Americans have a formidable, if underappreciated, presence as composers in the modern classical music world. Atlanta and Los Angeles based Bent Frequency, led by UCLA saxophonist Jan Berry Baker, has worked to shine a light on their work. John Ross catalogued these efforts in The Bitter Southerner.
LA Philharmonic Opens its 2023 Season with a Bang
Renowned cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason opened the LA Philharmonic’s season. The orchestra also delivered a stirring rendition of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Uirupurú, which featured extensive solos by UCLA faculty Jan Berry Baker and Denis Bouriakov. The performance “seethed with color and ambience from the start,” wrote Laurence Vittes at Bachtrack.
UCLA Musicians About Town
On Tuesday, May 16, Jens Lindemann and the Matt Catingub JazzPops Orchestra took to the stage of the Catalina Bar & Grill, a storied Hollywood club that has played host to jazz legends for more than a quarter of a century. The orchestra had more than a few UCLA ringers in it, like DMA student

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