Dan Bruce’s music evokes wide open spaces, creating a cinematic soundscape set to expansive and driving grooves. An acclaimed guitarist and composer, he came up through the improvised music and jazz traditions, while drawing inspiration from an array of diverse genres. Beta Collective, Bruce’s primary ensemble for the past five years is a powerhouse group including some of the Midwest’s finest improvisers. The members’ unique musical identities combine to form a powerful and unmistakable group sound. The ensemble is known for its compositional breadth, as well as interactive and highly energetic performances.