Known as a breakaway jazz orchestra leader and composer, Minnesota-born Maria Schneider is a multiple GRAMMY winner and the 2019 recipient of the prestigious NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for her work in classical, jazz, and even pop with the late David Bowie. Under her baton, the Maria Schneider Orchestra has brought big-band composition into the 21st century, developing the art form into an imaginative and beautifully fluid medium.
Additional accolades for her most recent album Data Lords:
GRAMMY- Large Jazz Ensemble Album
GRAMMY- Best Instrumental Composition, “Sputnik”
Pulitzer Prize Finalist- Data Lords Album
Grand Prix De L’académie Du Jazz, Jazz Journalists Association, NPR Jazz Critics Poll- Album of the Year
“Data Lords…is her magnum opus, a riveting, remarkably intense double album, as profound as modern-day instrumental music gets.”
–Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune