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Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider is widely regarded as a potentially great arranger who’s following in the footsteps of Gil Evans (her primary motivation), George Russell, and Bob Brookmeyer. After intensive musical research, Schneider shifted to NY in 1985 and from 1985-1988 was an helper to Gil Evans. She’s since executed her music with a number of Western european radio orchestras, created for the Mel Lewis big music group, and received many commissions. Schneider’s extremely original music frequently falls between avant-garde jazz and contemporary classical.

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