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Schneider was born in Windom, Minnesota. She moved to New York City in 1985 after attending college at the University of Minnesota, the University of Miami and the Eastman School of Music. She studied under Bob Brookmeyer and Gil Evans, working on various projects with Evans, including the film The Color of Money.

Schneider formed the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra in 1993, appearing weekly at Visiones in…

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  • maria schneider is the hippest cat to walk across modern jazz's stage. <3
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  • Please see her band live! The experience will have you talking for years!
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  • I saw her concert in barcelona. It was one of the most berautiful things i've ever heard live. If you get a chance, don't miss her!!
  • She is simply the best composer in modern jazz.

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