Vinny Golia at ASTO

From LA’s ASTO:

Date : Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8:00pm
Vinny Golia
Music for Strings & Woodwinds

Vinny Golia is a composer who fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in size and instrumentation. Mr. Golia has won numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the National Endowment of the Arts,
The Lila Wallace Commissioning Program, The California Arts Council, Meet the Composer, Clausen Foundation of the Arts, Funds for U.S. Artists and the American Composers Forum. In 1982 he created the on-going 50 piece Vinny Golia Large Ensemble to perform his compositions for chamber group and jazz orchestra.

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AMN Picks of the Week

John Zorn and Masada live in Chicago
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Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Han Bennink – Parken (2009)
Redhooker – Vespers (2010)
Will Holshouser Trio – Palace Ghosts and Drunken Hymns (2009)
Andrew Broder – Remaining (2009)
John Zorn – Femina (2009)

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