KIMMEL CENTER ANNOUNCES JAZZ RESIDENCY
ARTISTS FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON
NEW WORKS BY JAWANZA KOBIE, MAX SWAN, AND A COLLABORATION
BETWEEN JOANNA PASCALE & ETIENNE CHARLES
WILL PREMIERE IN MAY 2017
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced its 2016-17 Season Jazz Residency Artists, individuals whose involvement in this prestigious program will result in World Premieres in May 2017 at the Kimmel Center’s SEI Innovation Studio. The Jazz Residency program is designed to take artists and audiences on a season-long journey to continue the long tradition of creating new jazz in Philadelphia. A five person panel of jazz experts, Todd Stoll, VP of Education at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City; Eric Gould, Chair of Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music in Boston; Dr. Aaron Flagg, Chair & Associate Director of Julliard Jazz in New York City; Dr. Lesa Terry, musician and faculty member at California State University and Jay Wahl, Music Director of the Kimmel Center of the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, reviewed 29 project applications. The following experts have been selected: vocalist, composer and lyricist Joanna Pascale; composer Etienne Charles; saxophonist, vocalist and composer Max Swan; and composer and pianist Jawanza Kobie. Audience members will have an opportunity to observe the composition progress of these artists in free public workshops and work-in progress performances in the spring and their World Premieres in May 2017.