After months of development, our Jazz Residency artists present their World Premiere works. Audiences will have a chance to witness the result of hard work, thinking outside the box, and collaborative creativity in an intimate setting. Be the first to experience world premiere work by our 2016 artists in residence!
Project: The presence of Jazz and Faith of the African American experience
Project Description: 'This three prong work will seek to acknowledge the presence of jazz and faith of the African American experience to music. We are writing this body of work as a means to acknowledge contributions of African American's to the jazz and faith experience. Many composers from Mary Lou Williams to Duke Ellington acknowledge the presence of faith in their music and composed as well as performed within these idioms. We seek to further this meeting of musical genres of faith and jazz to broaden and deepen the definition of what jazz music can be.'