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.