Remy Le Boeuf Wins Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize

"Sibbian" selected from nine compositions in annual BMI Summer Showcase concert

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From left: Jazz Composers Workshop Associate Musical Director Ted Nash, Musical Director Andy Farber, Charlie Parker Prize winner Remy Le Boeuf, judges Miho Hazama, Slide Hampton and Chris Byars and BMI Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz Patrick Cook (photo courtesy of BMI)

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 LeBoeuf 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.