Maria Schneider Orchestra
Maria Schneider
Data Lords

Maria Schneider Orchestra

MAR 2 | Maria Schneider Orchestra

Mar 02, 2023
Herbst Theatre
ThuMar 2
8:00 PM

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The “pre-eminent big band composer of our time” (Slate), Maria Schneider is a 2019 NEA Jazz Master and a seven-time GRAMMY award winner. Her 18-piece orchestra is made up of the most visionary instrumentalists in jazz while remaining steeped in the tradition, delivering her works with fire and swing. The group – “A Who’s Who of New York jazz aces” (San Jose Mercury News) – will perform selections from Data Lords, Schneider’s latest album, with the composer conducting.

A Minnesota native, Schneider was mentored by legendary jazz arrangers Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer. As Evans’s copyist and assistant, she collaborated on music for a tour with Sting and helped score The Color of Money, the 1986 film directed by Martin

Scorsese. In the early ‘90s, she formed the Maria Schneider Orchestra and began to receive accolades for her recordings, including Concert in the Garden, Sky Blue and

The Thompson Fields. Her collaborators have ranged from David Bowie to operatic soprano Dawn Upshaw, and her band has included many top jazz soloists, including saxophonists Donny McCaslin and Steve Wilson, pianist Frank Kimbrough and drummer Johnathan Blake. Schneider is an advocate for musicians’ rights and has testified before Congress about copyright issues and free online streaming. She has critiqued big data companies for their impact on privacy and culture; hence, the title of her latest recording, Data Lords.

 

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Described as "a national treasure" by NPR, Schneider has critiqued big data companies for their impact on privacy and culture; hence, the title of her new recording, Data Lords.

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A composer and orchestrator of penetrating insight.

The New York Times

A composer and orchestrator of penetrating insight.

The New York Times

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