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2022.7.27 Anna Webber Composer Spotlight


July 27, 2022

Event Type

Composer Spotlight

Daniel Jamieson

Event Type Description

Composer Spotlights feature a Presenting Artist outlining compositional concepts contained within their own work by examining score & audio excerpts.


Idiom: Unifying Compositional and Improvisational Language

About the Presenting Artists(s)

Anna Webber is a flutist, saxophonist, bandleader, and Guggenheim Award-winning composer. In May 2021 she released Idiom, a double album featuring both her Simple Trio (John Hollenbeck and Matt Mitchell) and a large ensemble, a follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 2019 release Clockwise. Her 2020 release, Both Are True (Greenleaf Music), with the co-led Webber / Morris Big Band, was named a top ten best release of 2020 by The New York Times. Webber was recently named a 2021 Berlin Prize Fellow and was voted the top “Rising Star” flutist in the 2020 Downbeat Critic’s Poll. Webber is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and has additionally been awarded grants from the Copland Fund (2021 & 2019), the Shifting Foundation (2015), and the New York Foundation for the Arts (2017), among others. Webber has performed and/or recorded with artists including Dan Weiss’ Sixteen, Jen Shyu’s Jade Tongue, Matt Mitchell’s A Pouting Grimace and Sprees, Dave Douglas’ ENGAGE, and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble.

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