First Day at the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute!

Here at Columbia University’s Dodge Hall, where fellow composers and musicians gather to share their ideas on jazz and contemporary music composition. Attending seminars, workshops.. not forgetting high tea.. and most importantly meeting and interacting with new people!

Director at the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University, George Lewis and Program Director at the Center for Jazz Studies, Dan Beaudoin, tell us what JCOI is all about!


Also, resident composers Derek Bermel and Tania León share with us what jazz means to them and how it has impacted their musical life…

More chats with participants and resident composers at the JCOI coming up! Watch this space.

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