Chuck Iwanusa Co-Winner of the Charlie Parker Jazz Prize/Manny Albam Commission at 32nd BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Showcase Concert

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.

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Preparing Parts: the Importance of Page Turns

You have meticulously finished writing the music, booked the performance, contracted the musicians and scheduled the rehearsals. All that remains is to print the parts. What could go wrong?

Thanks to modern music notation software, parts preparation has become less…

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BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Commences 32nd Season

This year marks the 32nd year of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop and I am excited to once again be a participant. The workshop was founded by internationally acclaimed composers Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam, and author Burt Korall, to…

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