"...the most daring work of Schneider's career, which sets the bar imposingly high." Nate Chinen – NPR.com
"...as profound as modern-day instrumental music gets." Jon Bream – Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Concert in the Garden has been selected for inclusion into the prestigious National Recording Registry. The new recordings bring the total number of titles on the registry to 550, a small part of the Library of Congress' vast recorded-sound collection of nearly 3 million items.
See each 2019 NEA Jazz Master tribute and speech via the following links: Abdullah Ibrahim, Bob Dorough, Maria Schneider, Stanley Crouch. The performers in my orchestra are inseparable from my compositions, and I thank them and share this honor with them.
See my open letters about issues facing the music community and our society at large. I hope you'll find it thought-provoking and will pass them on to others.