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COMPOSER SPOTLIGHTS (masterclasses) invite subscribers into the writing room for a behind the scenes look at the presenting artist's own music.
 

LISTENING SESSIONS give our presenting artists a platform to share samples of music that intrigue and inspire, serving as the launching point for casual conversation.

FOUNDATIONAL FOCUS is a pre-recorded masterclasses series. Using examples from the jazz canon as well as their own writing, Presenting Artists explore fundamental aspects of jazz composition.

ROUNDTABLES feature members of our Founding Team and special guests, in a group conversation about composition and other musical topics of interest.

GROUP LESSONS offer members a chance to receive detailed feedback on their own work from one of our Presenting Artists. Submissions are collected in advance of Group Lessons. Selected participants are invited to join a livestream and given constructive feedback on their submitted work.

LIVE Q&A with the presenting artists conclude our livestreams.

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  • Alex Goodman | Composer Spotlight
    Oct 05, 7:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    In conversation with Erica Seguine. Alex Goodman, Juno-nominated guitarist, bandleader and composer, and winner of first prize and the Public's Choice Award at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition.
  • Erica Seguine | Foundational Focus
    Oct 09, 1:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    Topic: Approaches to Reharmonization Erica Seguine, NYC-based composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, and educator. With composer Shan Baker, Seguine co-leads the Erica Seguine/Shan Baker Jazz Orchestra.
  • Ed Partyka | Listening Session
    Oct 16, 1:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    In conversation with Chelsea McBride. Ed Partyka, trombonist, composer, conductor, and long-time member of the Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra.
  • Migiwa Miyajima | Composer Spotlight
    Oct 19, 7:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    In conversation with Erica Seguine. Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima, composer, producer, pianist, and leader of the 17-piece Miggy Augmented Orchestra.
  • Michael Abene | Listening Session
    Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    In conversation with Daniel Jamieson. Michael Abene (Maynard Ferguson, WDR Big Band, GRP All-Star Big Band, Duke Ellington Orchestra)
  • Roundtable
    Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    A casual group conversation about music & other topics of interest, featuring members of our core team and special guests.
  • Christopher Zuar | Composer Spotlight
    Nov 02, 7:00 PM EDT
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    In conversation with Daniel Jamieson. Christopher Zuar, composer, conductor, leader of the Christopher Zuar Orchestra, winner of the 24th Annual Sammy Nestico Award and Commission by the Airmen of Note, and the 7th Annual Commissioning Prize from the ASCAP Foundation & Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.
  • John Yao | Listening Session
    Nov 06, 1:00 PM EST
    JazzComposersPresent.com
    In conversation with Chelsea McBride. John Yao, trombonist, composer, bandleader, Assistant Professor of Trombone at Berklee College of Music and Adjunct Professor of Music at Molloy College.