AES New York 2011

Saturday, October 22, 1:15 pm — 2:15 pm (Room: 1E11)

Lunchtime Keynote: Jane Ira Bloom

Wingwalker: Jane Ira Bloom in Conversation with Ashley Kahn

Jane Ira Bloom is a soprano saxophonist, a composer, and a pioneer in the use of live electronics and movement in jazz. She is the winner of the 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship in music composition, the 2007 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award for lifetime service to jazz, the Jazz Journalists Association Award, the Downbeat International Critics Poll for soprano saxophone, and the Charlie Parker Fellowship for jazz innovation. Bloom was the first musician commissioned by the NASA Art Program and has an asteroid named in her honor by the International Astronomical Union. She has recorded and produced 14 albums of her music and has composed for the American Composers Orchestra, the St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, and the Pilobolus Dance Theater, integrating jazz performers in new settings. Bloom is on the faculty of the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NYC. She will be in conversation with journalist and author, Ashley Kahn, and will discuss her latest release, the critically acclaimed CD, Wingwalker.

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