Jay C. Batzner is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches theory, composition, and technology courses as well as coordinates the composition program. He holds degrees in composition and/or theory from the University of Missouri Kansas City, the University of Louisville, and the University of Kansas.

Jay's music is primarily focused around instrumental chamber works as well as electroacoustic composition. His music has been recorded on the Capstone, Vox Novus, and Beauport Classical labels and is published by Unsafe Bull Music.

Jay is a sci-fi geek, an amateur banjoist, a home brewer, and juggler.

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!!

Ok, that doesn't work as well as "Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!!"

This coming Saturday, The Cadillac Moon Ensemble will be performing the premiere of my quartet Goodnight, Nobody. If you are in/around Astoria, and I bet some of you are, go check it out! My work is programmed alongside some pretty heavy hitters. I'm honored to be with such names.

The Cadillac Moon Ensemble (Roberta Michel, flutes, Jeffrey Phillips, violin/viola, Evelyn Farny, cello, Danielle Weinberg, percussion) is playing at Waltz-Astoria this Saturday at 7:00, and we'd love to have you there! We'll be playing pieces by Jay Batzner, Zack Browning, Luca Vanneschi (world premiere!), Christian Wolff, Jeffrey Harrington, Hector Villa-Lobos, David Drexler, and John Cage. And as if that weren't enticing enough, let us mention that Waltz-Astoria has amazing desserts. (Red velvet cake, anyone?) Cover is $10, and there is a 2 drink minimum.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 7 PM
Waltz-Astoria: 23-14 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria, NY

Waltz-Astoria is on Ditmars Blvd between 23rd and 24th streets. Take either the N or W train to Ditmars Blvd and 31st st and walk six blocks west to 24th st.