Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91325-0001
Maria Schneider is one of the most innovative composers and arrangers in jazz today. The Minnesota native is known for her lyrical and evocative compositions, heavily influenced by classical, Spanish and Brazilian music. Schneider's 2004 album "Concert in the Garden" was the first Grammy Award-winning recording sold exclusively via the Internet, and also earned her awards from "Down Beat" and the Jazz Journalists Association. Her latest album "The Thompson Fields" received widespread critical acclaim and won her the 2016 Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. In this concert at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge, she'll lead her own 18-piece jazz orchestra, which she formed in 1993.