Murphy Janssen sitting at a drum kit with mics on stands around it.

Murphy Janssen

Murphy Janssen is a recent graduate from UW with an M.M. in Jazz and Improvised music (‘21). With an emphasis on composition, improvisation, and electro-acoustic music in his own work, he looks to pull from and build on the rich traditions of American Jazz, European experimental/electronic and Orchestral/Concert Percussion musics. Murphy has studied under the tutelage of Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Steve Rodby, Chris Kachian, Matthew George, and has shared the stage with a wonderful array of performers (Tony Allen, Max Weinberg, King Sunny Adé, Chris Volpe, Jesus Santandreu). He continues to work with groups across the country in a diverse range of electronic, acoustic and improvised fashions and is always looking for ways to push any and all conceptions of what music can be and mean for both performer and audience.

2022-23 New Media Gallery (with Wei Yang): now you are there when this happened


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