Personalities | Maria Schneider | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Composer, arranger, bandleader, b. 1960)
Schneider studied several instruments and composition prior to an internship with arranger Gil Evans in New York City in 1985. After further work with Bob Brookmeyer and Mel Lewis, she established a jazz orchestra that performed weekly in Greenwich Village from 1993–98 and recorded three albums. In 2004 she self-produced Concert In The Garden and distributed it over the Internet. She has written for orchestras in Paris, Denmark and Stockholm, and for the Pilobolus Dance Theater company.
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