A powerhouse group including some of the Midwest’s finest improvisers, :beta collective uses a wide range of orchestration and textures to create a cinematic soundscape set to distinctive and forceful grooves.
“A better illustration of the marvelous balance Bruce and company strike between improvisation and compositional form would be hard to conceive”
-Ron Schepper, Textura
Highlight reel from an intimate performance at Negative Space Gallery
Tri-C Jazz Fest 2020 (virtual)
“...a generous, accessible sound with an exploratory edge, Bruce brings a finely-polished technique that is at the same time subtly discontent, searching for new expressions and willing to take some chances along the way”. 
-Troy Dostert, All About Jazz
"...an exceptional concept record that explores the notion of respecting the genre’s architects while also feeling empowered enough to forge ahead within its own path".
-Imran Mirza, UK Vibe
Video for the title track from the new album,
Mind the Mystics

Personnel

Chris Anderson- trombone
Chris Coles-alto sax, tenor sax, vocoder
Brad Wagner- soprano sax, tenor sax, bass clarinet
Theron Brown- keys, melodica
Will Wedmedyk- vibraphone
Aidan Plank-bass
Anthony Taddeo-drums
DB-guitar/compositions/programming

Press

All About Jazz Review- Troy Dostert (4 stars)

"...a generous, accessible sound with an exploratory edge, Bruce brings a finely-polished technique that is at the same time subtly discontent, searching for new expressions and willing to take some chances along the way." For full review follow the link below.

Textura- Ron Schepper

"A better illustration of the marvelous balance Bruce and company strike between improvisation and compositional form would be hard to conceive."

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Contact:
Dan Bruce
dan@danbrucemusic
773.632.7187