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The Collective

One of the most creative and distinctive jazz ensembles in the northwestern United States, the University of Nevada, Reno’s own faculty ensemble, The Collective features pianist Adam Benjamin, bassist Hans Halt, drummer Andrew Heglund and saxophonist Peter Epstein. In addition to maintaining a busy performing schedule, the group’s members are dedicated instructors, and form the core of the Jazz Studies area at the University of Nevada, Reno. Each of the group’s musicians is eager to share his knowledge of improvisation, composition, history and other aspects of the jazz craft.