BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop Presents 30th Annual Summer Showcase Concert

June 11, 2018 - 121 views

BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop Presents 30th Annual Summer Showcase Concert 6/14

The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a longstanding program for aspiring jazz music composers, will present the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year at the 30th Annual Summer Showcase Concert. The BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece modern repertory ensemble made up of leading New York musicians, will be featured at the event held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (10 West 64th Street) on Thursday, June 14th at 7:30 PM.

The show is FREE and open to the public with seating first come, first serve. Doors will be at 7 PM. Musical Director Andy Farber will be returning for the third year in a row to lead the program along with Associate Musical Director and GRAMMY Award-winner, Ted Nash. Farber teaches jazz composition and arranging at The Juilliard School in New York, and he has written arrangements for legendary artists including Shirley Horn and Jon Hendricks, as well as symphony orchestras including the Boston Pops Orchestra. Outside of the jazz arena, Farber also composes music for media including TV commercials, TV shows, web series, documentaries, and feature films. Nash marks his return to the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop where he was a student in the early 90's.