Hemphill: Rediscovering Julius Hemphill

“I think music as we know it, is autobiographical.” – Julius Hemphill With New World Records’ recent 7-disc release of Julius Hemphill’s The Boyé Multi-National Crusade For Harmony (ASIN : B08SP172PM), it’s time to celebrate and rediscover this singular American voice. Hemphill (1938-1995) — composer, performer, and improviser of the New Jazz movement — gained […] Read more »

Zaimont: Born to Write Music

“When I was growing up…nobody ever told me that any women wrote music. Did it stop me? No. I knew I was born to write music…” Judith Lang Zaimont – award-winning composer and pianist – is featured in the March 2021 edition of NewMusicBox (NMBx). Zaimont chats with NMBx Composer Advocate Frank Oteri and talks […] Read more »

In Memoriam: Chick Corea

“Like a runner loves to run because it feels good, I like to play the piano because it feels good.” — Chick Corea We are saddened by the passing of jazz legend Chick Corea (1941 – 2021). With a career spanning five decades, the Massachusetts-native was a prolific artist and one of the most popular […] Read more »

Zaimont: Important & Groundbreaking

From February 14-19, 2021, The University of South Florida (USF) School of Music (Tampa, FL) presents Judith Lang Zaimont in a virtual composer-residency, hosted by the school’s New-Music Consortium. Zaimont’s residency includes: an interview with local station Classical WSMR; a presentation to the USF Composition Department, and a portrait concert of her music featuring three […] Read more »

Primiani: Gaudete Holiday Premiere

“After this incredibly challenging year of a worldwide pandemic, I’m looking looking ahead to next year and looking forward to enjoying hearing my music premiered during the 2020 Holiday Season.” And so, composer Leanna Primiani introduces us to Gaudete, her newest orchestral work, which receives its premiere on December 10 by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra […] Read more »