Content by tag "Conductor"

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Lisa Maxwell's Jazz Orchestra

Lisa Maxwell has composed, arranged, orchestrated, produced, and conducted music for small combos, horn sections, strings, big band and full orchestra. Part of the Emmy Award-winning music team for Warner Bros., Lisa was an orchestrator on all 52 episodes of Histeria! animated series, and Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish feature film. Her original music has been licensed for TV shows including: Sons of Anarchy, Person of Interest, Dexter, Burn Notice, Four Weddings, Gravity. Currently, Lisa is preparing to release her debut big band album, Shiny! Dedicated to legendary trumpeter Lew Soloff, it features Randy Brecker and an all-star band playing her charts. As a sax player, Lisa led the horn sections on the Guns 'n' Roses Use Your Illusion world tour and Spinal Tap tour

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Vince Mendoza

One of the most versatile and prolific composer–arranger–conductors of the last three decades, multi-Grammy Award winner Vince Mendoza has written arrangements for a wide variety of pop and jazz artists, from Joni Mitchell, Sting, Melody Gardot, Elvis Costello and Bjork to Joe Zawinul, John Scofield, Charlie Haden, Al Di Meola, Dave Liebman, Michael and Randy Brecker, and Robert Glasper His compositions have appeared on recordings by the likes of saxophonist Michael Brecker, guitarist John Abercrombie, drummer Peter Erskine, trumpeter Sean Jones and singer Kurt Elling. As a leader, Mendoza has released 10 recordings for the Blue Note, ACT, Blue Jackel and Zebra labels, including 1997’s Epiphany (with the London Symphony Orchestra) and 2011’s Nights on Earth, featuring an all-star cast and members of the Metropole Orkest, with which Mendoza has been associated since 1995

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Callum Watson

Callum Watson is an award-winning pianist, composer and producer specialising in both Jazz and Classical music. He recently won the Margaret Schofield Scholarship for composition having played at internationally renowned venues such as Melbourne Recital Centre, Malthouse Theatre and Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. As a composer, Callum has written original scores for nine theatre productions including one musical and also has a diverse portfolio of concert works which have been played by ensembles internationally.

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Sarah Weaver

Sarah Weaver is a New York-based experimental composer, conductor, and technologist working internationally as a specialist in localized and telematic music. She pioneers telematic music composition, frameworks of composition/improvisation/gesture for localized solo/chamber music and ensemble music, contemplative music, and international ensemble concepts. Recent projects include collaborations with the NASA Kepler Mission, United Nations organizations, premieres at The Stone, Roulette, Iridium Jazz Club, BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and telematic projects since 2006 with sites in Abu Dhabi, Banff, Beijing, Belfast, Florence, Jerusalem, Montreal, Nairobi, New York, Rensselaer, San Diego, Seattle, South Korea, Stanford, United Nations Headquarters in New York, and Zurich