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composer , musician

Maria Schneider, composer, musician. Recipient Doris Duke award.


Schneider, Maria was born on November 27, 1960 in Windom, Minnesota, United States.


Student, University Minnesota. Student, University Miami. Student, Eastman School Music.


Assistant to Gil Evans, New York City, 1985—1988. Founder, conductor Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Musician: (albums) Evanescence, 1992, Coming About, 1995, Allegresse, 2000, Concert in the Garden, 2004 (Grammy award for Best Large Ensemble Album, 2005, Jazz Journalists award for Jazz Album of Year, Downbeat Critics Poll Jazz Album of Year), Days of Wine & Roses, 2005, Sky Blue, 2007 (Grammy award for Best Instrumental Composition, 2008, Village Voice Critics Poll Jazz Album of Year). Composer: numerous works.