MARIA SCHNEIDER: THE THOMPSON FIELDS


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8/28/2014 - We are so excited to announce the latest project from the three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra. It has been seven years since the band has recorded together and they are ready to give you an experience of a lifetime! The Thompson Fields, her eighth album as a leader, will be a culmination of her musical career, her connection with her musicians & fans, and her roots in Windom, Minnesota.

The music, as always, will come straight from the hearts and minds of Maria and her fellow musicians. In ArtistShare fashion, you will get to see and hear the sights and sounds that will go into the making of this album. You can share in the rehearsals, the magic moments, and the stories from the band’s life on the road.

There are already plenty of ways that you can contribute to this great work of art! Maria has included additional levels of participation that are especially tailored for jazz improvisers and her close friends. We whole-heartedly welcome your support for Maria, her musicians, and all things ArtistShare.

This album is going to be wonderfully unique, as three pieces have been commissioned DIRECTLY from ArtistShare Participants!

The ArtistShare Commission Project (2009) - The Thompson Fields
Commissioned by Christophe Asselineau

Spring 2010 ArtistShare Commission Project - Lembrança
Commissioned by: Bill & Carol Bloemer, Justin Freed, Paul James, and Little Johnny Koerber

Spring 2012 ArtistShare Commission Project - Arbiters of Evolution and Home
Commissioned by: Bill & Carol Bloemer, Justin Freed, Paul James, and John Koerber

The music has been written. The recording dates have been set. All that is left is the most important part of the project: You.

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