Maria Schneider – Jazz Composer

   Maria Schneider is a jazz composer from Minnesota, whose Grammy-winning compositions for jazz orchestra are beautiful. It’s a rare form.

Walking By Flashlight

She grew up on a farm. She worked with Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer. She’s collaborated with Dawn Upshaw and Ted Kooser. She is a strong advocate for musician’s rights. She plays the piano and has visionary ears.

    Aires De Lando



She finances her projects through a service called ArtistShare, a crowd-funding site for jazz.

Sky Blue


About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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