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Maria Schneider plays with JMO

Jun 7, 2013 Updated May 8, 2014

The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra shared the stage with Maria Schneider and Darcy James Argue, for one of the highlights of the 2013 MIJF.


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Special guests

Maria Schneider (US); compositions
Darcy James Argue (Canada/US); compositions
Sean Wayland (Aus/US); piano

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra

David Theak; director/alto/winds
Murray Jackson; alto/winds
Richard Maegraith; tenor/winds
Roger Manins; tenor/winds
Nick Bowd; baritone/winds
Dave Panichi; trombone
Lucian McGuiness; trombone
Ben Gurton; trombone
Justin Kearin; bass trombone
Darryl Carthew; trumpet
Dane Laboyrie; trumpet
Angus Gomm; trumpet
Andy Fiddes; trumpet
Simon Ferenci; trumpet
Ken Allars; trumpet
Hugh Barrett; piano
Ben Hauptmann; guitar
Brendan Clarke; bass
Jamie Cameron; drums

Interview: Jessica Nicholas
June 6, 2013
Melbourne Recital Centre

Pictures: ABC Jazz
at soundcheck and performance


Artist Biography


Maria Schneider (born November 27, 1960) is an American composer and big-band-leader. Her 2004 album Concert in the Garden won a Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album,. Her 2007 composition "Cerulean Skies" won a Grammy for 'Best Instrumental Composition." In 2013, Schneider released an album Winter Morning Walks featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw, the Saint Paul and Australian Chamber Orchestras,...

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