For the 2014/2015 Season, CMA awarded the Mana Quartet a Commissioning Grant for a new work by the Swedish composer Mika Pelo. The new piece, recently finished, will be premiered at SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France on July 10!
The 2016 spring season sees the premiere of two commissioned chamber music works:
A piece for trombone and harp commissioned by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council for the Branderson Duo. Premiere in February.
A woodwind quintet commissioned by East Winds. Premiere on March 6.
New Amsterdam Records is set to release the Will Mason Ensemble's debut album "Beams of the Huge Night" on August 28 2015. For more information, visit: http://newamrecords.com/mason-beams-of-the-huge-night
New Yor-Uba had numerous performances in March-May of 2015, including concerts at The Kennedy Center, Dizzy's Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Egg Performing Arts Center in Albany. Dates to come l nclude the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Dizzy's and more.
Jane Ira Bloom was awarded the 2015 Jazz Journalists Association Soprano Saxophone of the Year for the second year in a row.
Musicians Create Convergence Ensemble,
a Fresh, Adventurous Addition to the Boston Music Landscape
Gala Inagural Concert
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Currently composing for my CMA NJW 2014 Grant award! New music for the collaboration between For Living Lovers and Venezuelan photographer/graphi designer/visual artist, Carolina Munoz, "KLEEN-EX Incantations". 12 compositions for the Therapy Chronicle.
Next Recording planned for Autumn 2015
2015; UK tours include festival, arts centre and music society concerts in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Southwest and Scotland. Please see website for further details www.kosmosensemble.com
CD release, MAY 2105, BALANCE including The Flight of Icarus by Stacy Garrop; The MECHANICS: Six from the Shop Floor by Carter Pann, Elysian Bridges by John Anthony Lennon, Quatuor by Desenclos.