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Artist Repertoire for the Modern String Player Beginner to Professional
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AKUA DIXON has composed an amazing body of music for improvising strings, with works for every size ensemble. The creative force behind Quartette Indigo and the Akua Dixon Swing Quartet, she has performed with the most highly acclaimed giants of jazz, including Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach. Akua brings the same spirit and discipline found in her innovative art music to the works she writes for children. Akua's amazing compositions are now available to you.
LEROY JENKINS (March 11, 1932 - February 24, 2007) forged a singular path in free improvisation on the violin and viola that is the 20th century standard. His works range from solo pieces to opera and orchestral scores. Jenkins' vision accepted no limits. Projecting the rich African American heritage through a prism of European classical techniques and world music traditions, he redefined all in a space of his own creation. Jazzbows Music is honored to offer compositions by the legendary master improviser and composer.
SONELIUS SMITH is a brilliant pianist, composer, creative musician, and highly regarded teacher. He composed several classics for jazz strings recorded by Quartette Indigo. His original works are proven winners that will become mainstays of the jazz string repertoire. Sonelius has performed, composed and recorded for such noted jazz legends as Lionel Hampton, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, David Murray, and Shamek Farrah. More master works by Sonelius Smith are coming to this web site.
STEVE TURRE has consistently won Readers and Critics polls in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazzizmagazines for Best Trombone and Best Misc. Instrumentalist (sea shells). A recognized jazz master, Steve often features jazz strings in his bands, including his wife, cellist Akua Dixon. His classic 1988 album Fire & Icefeatures Akua's Quartette Indigo. One of Steve's finest compositions for strings, Andromeda (named for Steve & Akua's daughter), is heard on that album, and on Quartette Indigo's first album, Quartette Indigo. Sheet music for Andromeda and other jazz string master works composed by Steve will soon be available atJazzbows.