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BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Tomorrow in New York

The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop will present its 20th anniversary summer showcase concert tomorrow at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. BMI will also award its ninth annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize at the event.

The Parker Prize will be given to the writer or composer with the best new work created during the workshop. The competition’s judges include: jazz historian, author and archivist Dan Morgenstern; 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Jane Ira Bloom (pictured); and Luis Bonilla, the Latin jazz tromobonist/composer who was once a sideman to Dizzy Gillespie.

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