Jazz: Forever Young

When Maria Schneider looks out at her audiences, she sees "mostly young people." Meanwhile, jazz continues to assimilate new genres at lightning speed.

Finding a Rhythm, in Body and Mind

Since composing her first dance work ("Dissolution"), Maria Schneider has created all her music while dancing around her apartment. The neighbors may stare, but the results are exhilarating.

Overcoming “Composer’s Block”

Creative juices dry up when artists fear their best work is behind them. As a potter once taught Maria Schneider, the solution is to "break your bowls" and move on.

Why “Jazz Composer” Is Not an Oxymoron

What is the relationship between composition and improvisation in jazz? Grammy Award winner Maria Schneider explains.