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BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Announces Showcase Winner

Composer Jihye Lee takes top honors at 30th annual concert

Jihye Lee wins BMI Charlie Parker Prize
L to R: Jazz Composers Workshop Associate Musical Director Ted Nash, Charlie Parker Prize winner Jihye Lee, JCW Musical Director Andy Farber, and BMI’s Executive Director Jazz & Musical Theatre Patrick Cook at the 30th Annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Summer Showcase

Composer Jihye Lee has been awarded the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission at the 30th Annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Showcase Concert, which took place on June 14 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City. Serving as judges were Darcy James Argue, Alan Broadbent, and Ed Neumeister.

The showcase, according to a press release from BMI, features “the best and brightest new big band jazz orchestra compositions developed during the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop over the past year.” The free concert was hosted by musical director Andy Farber.

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