School of Music

Bradley Batz

Biography

Brad Batz has a M.M. in Music Performance of Multiple Woodwinds from New Jersey City University where, he was a Graduate Assistant teaching woodwind methods and conducting wind ensemble. He also holds a B.M. in Music Education from Nazareth, and Studies in Jazz Composition from The Eastman School of Music. He is an artist endorser for Rigotti reeds, Hubb Woodwinds, EGR ligatures, Oleg saxophone products and ChopSaver lip balm. Brad is an active woodwind doubler and jazz musician in and around the tri-state area. He freelances and plays with various groups including Al Chez and The Brothers of Funk, Brad Batz Group, Genesee Valley Band, Nostalgic Reunion, and Roger Eckers Big Band. Brad has performed as musical director for Martha Reeves and has performed as opening act for Joan Rivers, 10,000 Maniacs, and Bruce Hornsby. He has also shared the stage with Jazz Greats, including Jimmy Health, Eddie Daniels, Randy Brecker, Wycliffe Gordon, Eddie Palmieri, Frank Wess, Joe Lovano, Paul Smoker, as well as R and B greats, Freddie Greene and Mic Gillette and Tom Politzer of Tower of Power. He has toured The United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

 School of Music Responsibilities

  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz History
  • Jazz Theory

Education

  • New Jersey City University, M.M.
  • Nazareth College, B.M.