Maria Shafer Finalist in International Jazz Vocal Competition

Maria Shafer is one of only two Americans among 20 international vocal finalists in a jazz competition in Latvia. The Riga Jazz Stage 2014 takes place April 2-6 in Riga, Latvia, the European Capital of Culture for 2014. The judges are Raimonds Pauls (Latvian composer), Magnus Palmquist (artistic director of Stockholm Jazz Festival), China Moses (American jazz singer) among many others.

Laptop Ensemble in Italy

The BCCM Laptop Ensemble, Martin Herman, Director, is preparing for their concerts rehearsal at LaMaMa, Umbria, as part of the Spoleto Fringe Festival.

La MaMa Umbria International is a nonprofit cultural center and artists’ residence dedicated to the creation of activities which foster cultural exchange and international understanding, In the past eleven years, the Center’s activities have included the presentation of over thirty theatre productions as well as workshops, art exhibitions, and conferences. – See more here.