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Michael Formanek’s Ensemble Kolossus: The Distance

Read "The Distance" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Jazz composers writing for large ensembles have often avoided the label “big band," going back to the Jazz Composer's Orchestra in the '60s, not to mention Sun Ra's Arkestra and the many Swing Era bands that called themselves orchestras. It's an understandable choice, given the unavoidable--and potentially limiting--stylistic associations that come with the big band name. ...

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Mareike Wiening: Crosswalk

Read "Crosswalk" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Drummer and composer Mareike Wiening is originally from Germany where she got her Bachelor of Music (University of Performing Arts, Mannheim) in 2011. She then had the opportunity to move to New York City after receiving the DAAD scholarship from Germany, enrolling at New York University where received her Master of Music degree in 2014.