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05/31/15 Peter H. Bloom will give the premiere of Soliloquy III by Elliott Schwartz on June 12, 2015, at Snow Pond Composers Workshop, co-directed by Richard Nelson and Ed Jacobs.

Patrick Zimmerli Quartet

Aspects of Darkness and Light  w/ Josh Redman & Brooklyn Rider rec Apr 2015 for Nonesuch Records feat. Scott Colley & Satoshi Takeishi


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Noteworthy Sheet Music

“The Piano in Spain” by Ana Benavides. This beautiful book covers the history of the piano in Spain from its introduction to the time of Joaquín Turina. It contains a wealth of information, color images, & music examples. Available in the US from NSM.


For the 2014/2015 Season, CMA awarded the Mana Quartet a Commissioning Grant for a new work by the Swedish composer Mika Pelo. The new piece, recently finished, will be premiered at SaxOpen in Strasbourg, France on July 10!

Paul Salerni

The 2016 spring season sees the premiere of two commissioned chamber music works:

A piece for trombone and harp commissioned by the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council for the Branderson Duo. Premiere in February.

A woodwind quintet commissioned by East Winds. Premiere on March 6.


New Amsterdam Records is set to release the Will Mason Ensemble's debut album "Beams of the Huge Night" on August 28 2015. For more information, visit:


New Yor-Uba had numerous performances  in March-May of 2015, including  concerts at The Kennedy Center, Dizzy's Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Egg Performing Arts Center in Albany. Dates to come  l nclude the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City, Dizzy's and more.

Jane Ira Bloom

Jane Ira Bloom was awarded the 2015 Jazz Journalists Association Soprano Saxophone of the Year for the second year in a row.

Musicians Create Convergence Ensemble,  
a Fresh, Adventurous Addition to the Boston Music Landscape  
Gala Inagural Concert
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
5:30 PM