Seven-time Grammy Award Winner “Maria Schneider Conducts”

Friday, November 19, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center

We are delighted to kick off our 2021-2022 season with Maria Schneider, the greatest jazz composer of our generation, as she conducts her Grammy Award winning album Data Lords.

A note from Artistic Director Paul Ferguson:

Maria Schneider has been a close personal friend since we met in graduate school in 1984. Upon graduation in 1985, she moved to NYC. May I dryly note that she was probably not responding to a Help wanted ad in the NYT requesting female jazz composers! Combining vision, grit, talent and persistence, she has emerged as the greatest jazz composer of her generation. All jazz is personal – hers is more so and done with remarkable craft and imagination. Embracing her femininity, she offers new sounds, viewpoints and vantage points on beauty. Enjoy!

TONIGHT’S PERSONNEL:
Saxophones

Brad Wagner*

Chris Coles

Chris Burge

Johnny Cochran Jr.

George Shernit

 

*Barbara Becker Endowed Chair

Trombones

Scott Garlock

Mark Mauldin

Chris Anderson

Paul Hungerford

Paul Ferguson

Trumpets

Dave Banks

Joe Miller

Scott McKee

Jack Schantz

Rhythm

Dan Bruce, guitar

Walt Mahovlich, accordion

Aidan Plank, bass

Jim Rupp, drums

Rock Wehrmann, piano

TONIGHT’S SELECTIONS* WILL INCLUDE:

From the album Data Lords:

“Braided Together”

“Data Lords”

“Don’t Be Evil”

 

From the album Evanescence:

“Gumba Blue”

 

From the album The Thompson Fields:

“Arbiters of Evolution”

“A Potter’s Song”

 

“Over the Rainbow”

by Harold Arlen w/lyrics by Yip Harburg

 

*All compositions by Maria Schneider, except “Over the Rainbow”

We would like to offer a special thank you to the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Season Donors.

2020-2021 season donors listed

*indicates 2021-2022 donors, as of 11.15.21

 

Your donations not only make our season possible, but provide much needed funding for the CJO to provide outreach in the community and perpetuate the love of jazz for generations to come.

Text “CJO4NEO” to 44-321, or click HERE, to donate to our “Strike Up the Band!” campaign, and help us expand our School Residency Program to more schools and put more instruments into the hands of kids who need them.

 

Composer’s Circle ($5000-9999):
  • Paul Ferguson*
  • David Halliwill
  • Robin Hughes
Director’s Circle ($1000-2499):
  • Gloria Fine
  • Sarah & David Gedeon
  • Joan Gelb
  • Lynne & Sam Gerace*
  • Paul Hundertmark*
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Audrey & Kenny Koblitz
  • Arthur Stokes Jr.
Arranger ($500-999):
  • Melodie Grable & Thomas Coffey
  • Mary & William Conway
  • Jacquelyn & Eric Daniel
  • Eleanor Dreshfield*
  • Charlotte & Charles Fowler
  • Emily & Scott Garlock*
  • Marcia Snavely & Greg Polyak
  • James Szabo
Soloist ($250-499):
  • Anonymous
  • Bruce Bartter
  • Don Bercu
  • George Blake*
  • Vivienne & Joel Brotman
  • Logan Bryant
  • Linda Grandstaff & Timothy Clarke
  • Stanley Kline
  • Ronald Liesemer
  • Carole & George Morris
  • Deborah Neale
  • Michael Neifach, in memory of David Wasserstrom
  • James Nousek
  • Anthony Oliverio
  • Barb Kirkley & Marc Paige
  • Blanche & Jack Valancy*
  • Musette Vincent, in memory of Muqit Sabur*
Lead Chair ($100-249):
  • Judie & Bruce Amsel
  • Chris Anderson
  • Louis Armagno
  • Pat & Chas Baker
  • Mickey & Bill Barnard
  • Evie Braman
  • Beth Sersig & Christopher Brandt
  • Drs. Jeannette Grasselli Brown & Glenn R. Brown*
  • Ron Busch
  • Judy Charlick
  • Karen Collado
  • James Craig, in honor of Christopher Gibbons
  • Richard Dacek
  • Carolyn Danielson
  • Susan Falkman
  • Mark Ferguson
  • Lois Gaynor
  • Steven Girouard
  • Rose & Barry Greenfield
  • George Kiteley
  • Judy Dragin & Howard Kline
Lead Chair (cont.):
  • Janet Kramer
  • Theresa & Ben Lesh
  • Janine Martyn & Frederic Levine
  • LR
  • Rebecca Hoyt & Robert Luce*
  • Annette & Theo Morrow
  • Sue & Rich Pejeau
  • Karla & Jim Phipps
  • Katherine Plank
  • Kevin Roach
  • Sarah Salisbury
  • Dennis Schwartz
  • Toby & Jay Siegel
  • Judith Spada
  • Valerie Stromquist
  • Two Sigma
  • Kate Van Auken
  • Paul Vincent
  • Mary Warren
  • Kay & Ken Welsh*
  • Kate & Jack Weber
  • Anne Wilson
Sideman ($1-99):
  • Bernhard Anderson
  • Anonymous
  • John Aten
  • George Bakalar
  • Loretta Baldwin
  • Steve Balogh
  • Steve Berry
  • Tom Beshara
  • Fred Billock
  • Rick Birt
  • John Blinsky
  • Edwin F. Brobeck*
  • Marc Buchner
  • Susan Calhoun
  • Patricia Cangelosi-Williams
  • Margo Vinney & Jeffrey Chaitoff*
  • Robert J. Chaka
  • Jeanette Corlett
  • Mary Ellen Cotter
  • Nancy Neylon & Richard Croll
  • Gregory DeLozier
  • Delann E. Dempsey
  • Shreebatsa Dhital
  • Paul Dietz*
  • Lizz Dregne
  • Wendy Engel
  • Michael Enright
  • James Ernst
Sideman (cont.):
  • Joan Erwin
  • Deborah Ewers, in honor of  Kenneth E. DiFrancesco
  • Dominick Farinacci
  • Stewart Freeman
  • Christine Fuller
  • Beth Garlock
  • Maureen Garnett
  • Maribeth Gibbon
  • Joan Golding
  • Sandra Greiner
  • Kathleen Hale*
  • John Hall
  • Harry Hatters
  • Gail & Kenneth Hayden
  • Mary Harris
  • Noreen Hernan*
  • Char Jackson
  • Carl Jenks
  • Heather Johnson
  • JoJo
  • Stephen Kadish
  • Jack Kent
  • Linda Kimmy
  • Anthony LaBianca
  • Kevin Laing
  • Scott Lewis
  • Sharon Yarnell & John Liston
  • Jason Livengood
Sideman (cont.):
  • Sarah Longfield
  • Susan Maddock
  • Catherine Manzo
  • Andrea Martin
  • Dorothy Martin
  • Theresa May
  • Cherie Meyers
  • Mike Miller
  • Pepe Miller
  • Ralph Myer*
  • Barbara Myers
  • Debra Nagy
  • Norma Nelson*
  • Robert Norwick
  • John Olsson
  • Judie & David Perelman
  • David Porter*
  • Jo Anne F. Prasnick
  • Paul Putnam
  • Mary Quigley
  • Mark Reif
  • Sandra Reynolds
  • John Romano
  • Madeline Rosenshein
  • Edmund Round
  • Gerald Saidel
  • Tamara Schneider
  • Loren Schoenberg
  • Sondra Schultz
Sideman (cont.):
  • Nancy Schuster
  • Linda & Ralph Scola
  • Amanda Matthews & Bob Seaman
  • Randie Shane
  • Julie Sieck
  • Robert Sobnosky
  • Joann Stamm
  • Kim Storms
  • Valerie Takacs
  • Don Turoso
  • Susanne Vadnal
  • Michael Vender
  • Lorraine Wagner
  • Kathleen Walder
  • Ann Weatherhead*
  • Tyler Wright
  • DL & MA Wyatt
  • Yeager Family
  • Connie Youngberg