Known as a breakaway jazz orchestra leader and composer, Minnesota-born Maria Schneider formed her first band in 1988. She's a 2019 NEA Jazz Master and multi–Grammy Award winner for her work in classical, jazz, and even pop with the late David Bowie. Today the 18-member Maria Schneider Orchestra performs worldwide, tackling lush and complex works that bring new energy to the jazz orchestra landscape.
The orchestra will perform music from Data Lords, Maria Schneider's latest double album on artificial intelligence and tech. “No one can deny the great impact that the data-hungry digital world has had on our lives. As big data companies clamor for our attention, I know that I’m not alone in struggling to find space—to keep connected with my inner world, the natural world, and just the simpler things in life. Just as I feel myself ping ponging between a digital world and the real world, the same dichotomy is showing up in my music. In order to truly represent my creative output from the last few years, it felt natural to make a two-album release reflecting these two polar extremes.”
Generously supported by The Wollenberg Foundation and by the Koret Foundation.
View the digital program here.