Hearing Maria Schneider and Data Lords
Maria Schneideris a multi Grammy Award winning composer and band leader. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to New York City in the mid 1980s to study composition with the great jazz trombonist Bob Brookmeyer. Around the same time, she also began working for legendary jazz composer and arranger Gil Evans. In 1993, she formed the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. which has performed music composed by her at concert halls and jazz festivals across the world. She herself has performed in 30 different countries with over 80 different groups.
Maria Schneider has just released a double CD, Data Lords. Eastside Radio’s Philip James had the opportunity to talk at length with her about her musical career and the new CD. The interview. with selections from the music from the CD , is being broadcast in two parts in Mick Paddon’s show Time and Space. Part 1 is broadcast at 1pm on Thursday, August 27th and Part 2 at 1pm on Thursday September 3rd. The complete interview with music will be uploaded as a podcast to Eastside Radio’s website