On June 6, Remy Le Boeuf was awarded the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition prize for “Sibbian,” selected out of nine big-band and large-ensemble works performed during BMI’s annual Summer Showcase concert at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in NYC. The award also includes the $3,000 Manny Albam commission for Le Boeuf to write a new work that will premiere at next year’s concert.
Judges for this year’s competition were 2015 winner Miho Hazama, saxophonist and composer Chris Byars, and trombonist and composer Slide Hampton.
The concert and competition are part of BMI’s Jazz Composers Workshop, which focuses on fostering the musical growth of new and emerging composers and extending the language of composition for jazz orchestras.
For more information, visit the webpage of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop.