Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Batik, the Jazz Trio consists of Jacob William on bass, and Greg Conroy on drums, as well as guest artists. Each member of Batik has had direct associations with modern jazz masters such as George Russell, Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Mariano and Anthony Braxton. As a collective, this trio's music is fueled by this strong lineage. Blending tradition and the cutting-edge in jazz improvisation, the trio performs original compositions as well as jazz compositions by well known masters.