"This genre-oblivious unit... what a stark lineup...a mix of precision jazz and slippery groove, with graceful semi-classical melody abutting rock-and-soul snarl." David R. Adler Philadelphia Weekly "Crossing over... Want to describe Nu Directions? You better have plenty of hyphens!" Shaun Brady City Paper Nu Directions Chamber Brass is a contemporary chamber ensemble dedicated to breaking down barriers of musical categories. This rhythmically explosive genre-bending brass and percussion ensemble brings together classical, jazz, and free improvising musicians to combine their talents and form a new innovative brand of chamber music. NDCB is comprised of two trumpets, two trombones, and two percussionists. Each musician offers his or her own voice to create a truly unique sound. Trumpet artist, composer, and NDCB founder Thomas Madeja created this ensemble in response to a growing need for accessibly presented original sounding contemporary music. This also drives the group's commitment to education. In a concert setting, master class, or interactive recital, NDCB invites it's audience to experience it's unique creative process. There are no limitations in regard to performance venues either. NDCB has performed in such varied institutions as concert halls, schools, salons, museums, churches, and jazz and nightclubs. Audiences from all walks of life continue to be intrigued and stimulated by this truly one of a kind ensemble.