I'm thrilled to announce a bi-coastal tour by the Michael Dessen Trio to premiere Resonating Abstractions, commissioned through the 2011 New Jazz Works award. We're in NYC (Shapeshifter, 11/27), Amherst MA (11/26), Los Angeles (Blue Whale, 11/28), San Diego (Space4Art, 11/30) and Irvine (12/1). Details at www.mdessen.com.
I am excited to announce that I have been awarded a senior performing arts fellowship to conduct a music project in Kolkata, India for a year. My project is to study evening and late night ragas with Prattyush Banergee in Kolkata India. This will culminate in a new composition for jazz instrumentation called Nocturne.
NSM is pleased to welcome Richard Nelson, classical & jazz composer, jazz guitarist, Prof. of Music at U of ME, as our newest listed composer. "Play of Light" for flute (doubling piccolo & bass flute) and harp has been added to our catalog.
PMI is delighted to announce the addition of the Park Hill Brass to its roster of fine artists. Based in Denver, Colorado, this outstanding ensemble of 10 musicians specializes in jazz and other works for brass instruments as well as piano, bass, and female vocalist. Please visit our website,
At CMA last year, Kevin Powell, OCTET operations manager, met with representatives from Naxos of America to distribute our albums. We are excited about our new relationship with this leading record company. Read the Naxos press release.