The New World Jazz Composers Octet – CD Release
October 27, 2011
With music from their newest project Breaking News! With café seating and beverages/refreshments for sale.
The NWJCO was organized over 11 years ago by Daniel Ian Smith as an aggregation dedicated to the performance of new music. It gave its first performances under the guise of the “Sanctuary Composers Forum” in tandem with the “Jazz in the Sanctuary” concert series run by Daniel which featured jazz and improvised music in the Boston area. The group garnered considerable attention after its first performance and word spread that this world-class ensemble was truly one of a kind. The ensemble quickly adapts to and personalizes the compositions that are written expressly for it. This type of ensemble is a dream come true for contemporary composers as opportunity for performances of new music are few and far between. Additionally, to have a group of ensemble players who are also stellar soloists is a rarity. The group has performed over 30 concerts to date and has been featured on WGBH radio, Ryles Jazz Club and the Berklee College of Music.