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Jazz Composers' Symposium: Billy Childs Group

Event Type: Symposium
Facility: School of Music (MUS)
Presented By: School of Music
Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era marrying the musical 
products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the 20th century in a powerful 
symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism. Thus far in his career, Childs has garnered 13 GRAMMY 
nominations and four awards while working with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Renee Fleming, Wayne 
Shorter, Dianne Reeves, & Esperanza Spaulding.  His works include commissions from the Los 
Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, the American Brass Quintet, and 
the Lincoln Center Jazz Orch. amongst others.  Billy was recently named President of Chamber Music 
America and is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim & Doris Duke Foundations as well as 
the American Academy of Arts & Letters.
Date: 5/19/2017
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Location: Concert Hall-Stage
Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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