Maria Schneider in conversation on The Morning Set with hosts Steve Chavis and Abi Clark on life balance, AI and free streaming, self-publishing music, her long-time bandmates, and improvisation. Maria begins by answering Abi’s question about her newest work on vinyl. (TOTAL RUN TIME 14:47)

KUVO and Newman Center present the Maria Schneider Orchestra on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. The seven-time Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous and beyond categorization.” In 2019, the National Endowment for the Arts named Schneider an NEA Jazz Master. Schneider’s latest album, “Data Lords,” won the Grammy for Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2021.

The Maria Schneider Orchestra has performed at festivals and concert halls worldwide. She has received numerous commissions and guest conducting invites, working with over 90 groups in over 30 countries. Her music blurs the lines between genres, making her long list of commissioners quite varied, stretching from Jazz at Lincoln Center to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, to collaborating with David Bowie. She is among a small few to have received Grammy’s in multiple genres, having received the award in both jazz and classical categories, as well as for her work with David Bowie.

She and her orchestra have a distinguished recording career with 14 Grammy nominations and 7 Grammy awards. Unique funding of projects has become a hallmark of the trendsetting company, ArtistShare. Her album, “Concert in the Garden” (2004) became historic as the first recording to win a Grammy with internet-only sales; even more significantly, it blazed the crowdfunding trail as ArtistShare’s first release. It was also selected to be in the Library of Congress’s very select National Recording Registry. Schneider and her orchestra have received many honors from the Jazz Journalists Association, Downbeat, and JazzTimes Critics and Readers Polls. In 2012, the University of Minnesota, Schneider’s alma mater, presented her with an honorary doctorate. ASCAP awarded her their esteemed Concert Music Award in 2014.

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