American Composer Orchestra: Jazz composers welcome

The American Composers Orchestra gave eight jazz-oriented composers a year to work up five minute pieces and composer-mentors to help, then staged readings conducted by George Manahan during one of the busiest weeks of the jazz summer. Read about it in my latest CityArts column.

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Harris Eisenstadt, drummer and composer, and his score for “Palimpset” – photo courtesy of ACO. Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies partnered on this project. 

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