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Jazz Composers Collective Festival Announced

For one week in April, bassist Ben Allison’s Jazz Composers Collective will present its fourth annual festival at the Jazz Standard in New York City. All of your favorite Jazz Composers Collective members will be there, including Allison (pictured), saxophonist Ted Nash, pianist Frank Kimbrough and drummer Matt Wilson. Featured concerts in the festival schedule include three CD-release celebrations and two nights of music by Lucky Charms, a JCC all-star group that plays the music of saxophonist Lucky Thompson.

The Jazz Composers Collective is a nonprofit, musician-run organization dedicated to creating and performing new works. The Collective has presented more than 100 concerts, featuring 50 composers, nearly 200 musicians and several hundred compositions. For more info on the Collective, visit www.jazzcollective.com.

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