Jazz Concerts and Shows

Maria Schneider Orchestra
Tue, Nov 21 ~ Sun, Nov 26

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Five night event at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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Marking its 13th consecutive year, the annual Maria Schneider Orchestra Thanksgiving residency returns to our stage. For more than two decades, beginning with her orchestra’s debut album Evanescence (1994), Schneider has developed a deeply personal way of writing for her 17–member collective. Like Duke Ellington, she has tailored her compositions to highlight the individually expressive voices of her soloists. Schneider and her orchestra have established a distinguished recording career including four GRAMMY Awards. In February 2016, Schneider won for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocal for the track “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)” recorded by the Maria Schneider Orchestra and David Bowie; and for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for her album The Thompson Fields. Come and join us in our annual celebration of our generation’s greatest composer/arranger. “As with Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell, and not infrequently Aaron Copland, too, Schneider’s music is about a more innocent and unconflicted America, still hoping that humanity might one day get into the kind of harmony with itself and its environment that she hears in her head.” (The Guardian) “The pre–eminent large ensemble of our time!” (The New York Times)

Steve Kenyon, Dave Pietro, Donny McCaslin, Rich Perry, Scott Robinson – reeds
Tony Kadleck, Greg Gisbert, Nadje Noordhuis, Mike Rodriguez – trumpets
Keith O’Quinn, Ryan Keberle, Marshall Gilkes, George Flynn – trombones
Ben Monder – guitar
Gary Versace – accordion
Frank Kimbrough – piano
Jay Anderson – bass
Clarence Penn – drums