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Jenni Person

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.

real art ways

Real Art Ways was a Presenter Consortium for Jazz Grantee in the year 2014.

Frank Carlberg Quintet

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 ( ). 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.

Elektra Kurtis

"Bridges from the East" CD is being edited now. New pieces on the way!

Aaron Shragge

Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder will be premiering new music (composed by Aaron Shragge) inspired by the poetry of Charles Bukowski at St-Peter's Church (NYC) and Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada (Montreal) in March 2015. 


Paul Kikuchi receives a Japan - United States Friendship Commission creative artist fellowship to continue developing his 2012 CMA NJW composition Bat of No Bird Island.  Kikuchi will spend three months in Kyoto in the Spring of 2015.  

Noteworthy Sheet Music

Noteworthy Sheet Music welcomes Ana Benavides, internationally acclaimed pianist and Steinway Artist.  We offer the book entitled Masters of the 19th Century Spanish Piano Music, an anthology of piano masterpieces compiled by Ana Benavides.

01/24/15 Peter H. Bloom will be a faculty member of Snow Pond Composer's Workshop June 7 to 13, 2015.