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Live Review: Maria Schneider Orchestra at Jazz Standard

At the first show of a five-night run at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard, prior to performing “Cerulean Skies,” her last number of the set, Maria Schneider invited the audience to be birds. Schneider doesn’t think small, so even though she had nearly 20 musicians in her employ to flesh out her creations, she required additional sound. … Read More “Live Review: Maria Schneider Orchestra at Jazz Standard”

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Maria Schneider Orchestra: Concert in the Garden

Maria Schneider’s first three albums were all Grammy-nominated. Yet there was a four-year wait for her fourth CD. Schneider records infrequently because she writes for large ensembles, which are subject to the harsh constraints of jazz economics. Schneider hopes she has found a solution to this dilemma: Concert in the Garden will be sold exclusively … Read More “Maria Schneider Orchestra: Concert in the Garden

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