Pianist and composer Edward Simon will create House of Numbers, a 40-minute suite in four movements exploring the cross-cultural meanings of numbers and the possibilities offered by bringing jazz and classical musicians together.
From April 7-12, 2015, MDC Live Arts presents musician Taylor Ho Bynum in a week-long, in-depth community residency in Miami implementing the philosophies of his Acoustic Bicycle Tour project in an urban setting. Performance is supported in part by a 2015 CMA Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant with support from the Doris Duke Foundation.
The CMA- New Jazz Works Commission "Word Circus" performed by The Frank Carlberg Quintet is being prepared for a CD release on Red Piano Records ( www.redpianorecords.com ). Expected realese date 9/15. The recording features Christine Correa, John O'Gallagher, Pascal Niggenkemper, Michael Sarin and Frank Carlberg.
Edward Simon will join distinguished colleagues to serve on the jury of the Jazz Fellowship Awards of the American Pianists Association. The winner will be named the Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz of the American Pianists Association and receive a prize worth over $100,000- the largest in the world for a young American jazz pianist.