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Manuel Valera @ New Cuban Express will be performing the premier of Manuel's piece Jose Martí in New York on:

May 7th at Harlem Stage in NY

June 6-7 @ the Jazz Gallery in NY

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Jazz House Kids took top honors at the 2014 Charles Mingus High School Competition & Festival. The Jazz House Big Band won first place in the Big Band - Specialized Schools and Programs category, and the Jazz House Messengers received the Spirit Award for its passionate performance.

Ensemble NYC

Ensemble NYC to perform in the United States, South Korea and Australia!

Ensemble NYC

Composer and guitar virtuoso Celil Refik Kaya from Istanbul, Turkey dedicates new music written for guitar, violin and cello to Ensemble NYC!

World Premiere will take place on May 16, 2014 in New York City!

Dicle ve Firat, Op.56 (2014)


Wonderful article from jazz critic Howard Reich about The Renga Ensemble's innaugural concerts in April 2013




The Duo Yumeno premiered a new work I composed for them "Bamboo and Silk Tango, Again" for Japanese koto and violoncello at Tufts University on February 1st 2014.  


In January 2014 we returned to the Banff Centre  in Canada to record another disc for Nimbus of Grieg, Dvorak & Franck, working again with producer Jeremy Tusz. We will bring you news of its release later this year.

Elektra Kurtis

Getting ready to record a new CD in August 2014

Elektra Kurtis

Ensemble Elektra got a grant from LMCC 2014 for their project Bridges from the East. Two concerts and a presentation of their music ideas in Manhattan.