NJPAC and Jazz Standard present an online evening with Maria Schneider, the multiple GRAMMY® Award winning jazz composer and bandleader. She’ll discuss and share tracks from her 2020 double-LP release Data Lords, a “powerful new album” that “protests big tech’s invasion of our lives” (The Guardian). Maria will be joined in lively conversation by jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin, who has been a mainstay in Maria’s orchestra and who, armed with his saxophone, defined the visionary fusion of David Bowie’s final studio recording, Blackstar.
“[Data Lords is] the most daring work of Schneider’s career, which sets the bar imposingly high. This is music of extravagant mastery, and it comes imbued with a spirit of risk…”
“I’ve never had more fun writing music. I threw caution to the wind on this album and it felt really good.”
Part of the Hear All About It Series
This program is curated by Seth Abramson, Rabbit Moon Productions, Inc.