Ear to Ear: Maria Schneider

Recently awarded a Grammy for her album "Cerulean Skies," composer/conductor Maria Schneider fronts the eponymous international ensemble, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. Schneider collaborates frequently with other jazz icons, including Gil Evans and Bob Brookmeyer, creating music that has been described as "evocative," "majestic," and "beyond categorization."

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