Associate Professor, part-time

Liberty Ellman


BA in Music Performance, Sonoma State University. Performed and or recorded with Joe Lovano, Myra Melford, Wadada Leo Smith, Butch Morris, Vijay Iyer, Greg Osby, Rudresh Mahanthappa, JD Allen, Steve Lehman, Nicole Mitchell, Nels Cline, and others. Best known for his twenty year tenure with Henry Threadgill’s Pulizter Prize award-winning ensemble, Zooid. Voted #1 Rising Star Guitarist in the 2016 Downbeat Critics Poll. Honored as one of the four guitarists of the year, alongside Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Julian Lage, in the 2015 Jazz Times expanded critics poll. Adjunct faculty at The New School in NYC and UC Berkeley.