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2021.6.7 Jim McNeely Mini-Lesson


June 7, 2021

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Daniel Jamieson

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Each week we upload a free Mini-Lesson to our YouTube channel featuring one of our Presenting Artists.


Legendary composer Jim McNeely joins us to discuss his process for writing a new composition. Enjoy his thoughts on creativity, and developing ideas for large jazz ensemble.

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Pianist, composer and arranger Jim McNeely is Chief Conductor of the Frankfurt Radio (HR) Big Band, and Composer-in-Residence with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. His work as a writer has earned him ten Grammy nominations, in addition to past work with the Danish Radio Big Band, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and the Metropole Orchestra (Netherlands). As a pianist, McNeely has recorded with Thad Jones, Mel Lewis, Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer, David Liebman and more.

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