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Maria Schneider Orchestra

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly. (Jazz Standard is closed on Thursday, November 26)

“To call Maria Schneider the most important woman in jazz is missing the point,” said TIME Magazine. “She is a major composer, period.” For more than two decades, beginning with her orchestra’s debut album Evanescence(1994), Schneider has developed a deeply personal way of writing for the seventeen–member collective; like Duke Ellington, she has tailored her compositions to highlight the uniquely creative voices of her soloists. Schneider and her orchestra have established a distinguished recording career with nine GRAMMY nominations and two GRAMMY Awards; her 2004 album Concert in the Garden made his­tory as the first recording sold only on the Internet to win a GRAMMY. “Schneider's management of such technical elements as harmonic shading and thematic modulation is impeccable. Far more important is her gift for creating music identical with emotion. . . she has lived long enough to look back on her life through time’s fading light, and to have known change, including the passing of much that she loved. Music is her means of holding on to what would otherwise be lost. It is everyone’s hope.” Come and welcome her back for her annual residency at Jazz Standard. (Stereophile)

Steve Wilson, Dave Pietro, Rich Perry, Donny McCaslin, Scott Robinson - Reeds

Tony Kadleck, Greg Gisbert, Augie Haas, Mike Rodriguez - Trumpets

Keith O’Quinn, Ryan Keberle, Marshall Gilkes, George Flynn - Trombones

Gary Versace - Accordion

Lage Lund - Guitar

Frank Kimbrough - Piano

Jay Anderson - Bass

Johnathan Blake - Drums

Rogerio Boccato - Percussion

Earlier Event: November 23
Mingus Big Band
Later Event: November 30
Mingus Big Band