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Dan Block Wins Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize

“Madrigal” named best original work

Dan Block (fourth from left) receives the 17th-annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize

The Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Foundation, on June 22, awarded saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Dan Block the 17th-annual Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize at the 28th-annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Concert in New York City.

The prize is awarded annually to the artist who creates the best original work while participating in the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. Block won the prize for his piece “Madrigal.” The competition’s judges included Grammy-winner Wynton Marsalis, saxophonist Jimmy Heath and trombonist and composer Alan Ferber.

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