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I just received the Miriam Gideon Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music's Search for New Music.  It was awarded for my String Quartet No. 2, Songs of the Night Wind, which the Stockholm String Quartet commissioned and premiered with Olle Persson, baritone.


The new album, TRI-FI 3, is now available everywhere. All original jazz compositions in TRI-FI's distinctive style rooted in the tradition of the classic jazz piano trios.

Seattle Chamber Players

In early September, the Seattle Chamber Players will perform in Copenhagen and at Gaudeamus Muziekwiek. Visit for all the detail!


The Jazzschool's Monday Night Studio Band, under the direction of Keith Johnson, won 1st place for the third consecutive year following its performance on Sunday, April 3, at the Annual Next Generation Festival (41st Annual National High School Competition) in Monterey, California.



Pianist Randy Weston headlines the artist lineup at the 15th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards gala, to be held on June 11, 2011, in New York City. Tickets and more information can be found at the Awards website.




Mary Rowell Says Adieu to ETHEL: In a May 31 email message, violinist Mary Rowell announced her decision to leave the rock band/string quartet ETHEL, after 13 years.   She will be succeeded by new music specialist Jennifer Choi.



Nicole Mitchell Receives Alpert Award: Jazz flutist/composer Nicole Mitchell is one of five artists receiving a 2011 Alpert Awards in the Arts. Administered by California Institute of the Arts, the annual awards provide five unrestricted prizes of $75,000 each.



Grand Prize for Aeolus Quartet at Yellow Springs: The Aeolus String Quartet was named grand-prize winner of this year’s Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, held May 1. 


Yvonne Lam is Eighth Blackbird’s New Violinist: The sextet eighth blackbird has announced the appointment of violinist Yvonne Lam. Lam, the current assistant concertmaster of the Washington National Opera Orchestra, will succeed Matt Albert.