Mosaic is an ensemble/collective dedicated to forging an original voice in Jazz. Together they perform an eclectic range of styles to create a music that's unique and experimental yet remains accessible. Expanding on the traditions of post Bop, Afro-Cuba, electric Jazz and the avant-garde, their rhythmic and harmonic approach is deep and diverse. Whether playing their own works, or those of the great composers of Jazz, they aim to provide a music for the body and the mind. With an instrumentation of keyboards, bass, drum set, and a wide array of woodwind instruments and percussion,Mosaic hopes to put their own stamp on the American legacy known as Jazz.
Matt Belzer (sax): Multi-instrumentalist/composer Matt Belzer is the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In addition to Mosaic, he is a member of the improvisational drum and sax duo Tiemann-Belzer and the classic jazz group the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble. His performances and compositions have been honored by the Maryland State Arts Council, Downbeat Magazine, the Jazz Composers Alliance. He is listed in the 2009 Marquis “Who`s Who in America.” His music is published by Advance Music and UNC Jazz Press.
Ned Judy (keys/piano):Ned has performed with numerous jazz and popular music artists including Eva Cassidy, the Shirelles, Little Anthony, the Rivingtons,and Michael Henderson. Served as musical director at the Second City Theatre in Los Angeles and has been an improvisational pianist, composer, and sound designer for theatrical productions in the United States,the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Currently an Associate Professor of Music at Prince George’s Community College and preparatory jazz piano instructor at The Peabody Institute in Baltimore.