It is my great privilege to announce that I am the co-recipient of this year's BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Award and the Manny Albam Jazz Commission. I am honored to share this award with a wonderful, emerging composer, Tracy Yang.
This year’s concert, hosted by BMI JCW musical director Andy Farber and assistant musical director Alan Ferber, was presented in conjunction with the American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers and streamed live via Zoom on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
Tone Deaf Little Weasel
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The world renown BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra will premier my composition "No Man’s Land" - the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop 2021 Manny Albam Co- commission. They will also premier 9 new compositions developed during the 2021-2022 season of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. Tickets are $40, $20 for students.
Tickets $40; Save $15 online with Promo code: BMI15
The world renown BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, in conjunction with the American Society for Music & Composers, will present 8 new compositions produced during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons at the 32nd Annual Summer Showcase Concert.
The concert is FREE, but tickets are required to access the livestream.
The MMWJO will be performing original music by Don Thompson (recipient of the Order of Canada), Brian Dickinson, Reg Schwager, Terry Promane, Mike Malone, and yours truly, Chuck Iwanusa. Saxophones: Don Englert, Nick Morgan, Jeff King, Colleen Allen, Jackie Chalmers. Trumpets: Alex Kundakcioglu, Brian O'Kane, Kevin Turcotte, Jesse Malone, Mike Malone. Trombones: Rob Somerville, Paul Tarussov, Ted Bohn, Bob Hamper. Reg Schwager (guitar), Josh Smiley (piano), Clark Johnston (bass), Ted Warren (drums).
The MMWJO will be performing original music by Phil Nimmons, (recipient of the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award), Brian Dickinson, Reg Schwager, Dave McMurdo, Paul Novotny, Mike Malone, and yours truly, Chuck Iwanusa. Saxophones: Don Englert, Alison Young, Jeff King, Colleen Allen, Jackie Chalmers. Trumpets: Alex Kundakcioglu, Brigham Phillips, Kevin Turcotte, Jesse Malone, Mike Malone. Trombones: Rob Somerville, Paul Tarussov, Ted Bohn, Bob Hamper. Reg Schwager (guitar), Brian Dickinson (piano), Paul Novotny (bass), Ted Warren (drums).
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