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Award-winning composer Chuck Iwanusa & the New York City-based Chuck Iwanusa Jazz Orchestra will premiere The Mystic Suite: a 3-movement composition for jazz orchestra. This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. The Stissing Center Box Office: (518) 771-3339 • Email:

Mainstage - General Seating $25; Tables $35

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; Students $20. Save $15 online with Promo code: BMI15

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).

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