Past Programs

Improvisatory Minds volume. 4
Chamber Music Composed by Jazz Musicians.
November 12th, 2012

Bevan, Ed Neumeister, Gernot Wolfgang and our new NYC member Mike Patterson –
presented our fourth composers’ concert at Vitello’s in Studio City CA.
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Featured Artists
Judy Farmer, bassoon
Midnight Winds Quintet
of Los Angeles:
Amy Tatum, flute
Jennifer Johnson, oboe
Andrew Leonard, clarinet
Allen Fogle, horn
Maciej Flis, bassoon










Improvisatory Minds Volume 3:
Chamber Music Composed by Jazz Musicians.
February 20th, 2012 at Vitello’s in Studio City CA
Music of Bevan Manson, Ed Neumeister, Mike Patterson (N.Y.C.,) Gernot Wolfgang, and
guest composers Bill Cunliffe and Mike Lang.




Featured Artists

David Shostac, flute
Jennie Johnson, oboe
Chris Bleth, oboe
Andrew Leonard, clarinet
Phil O’Connor, bass clarinet
Judith Farmer, bassoon
Brian O’Connor, French horn
Ed Neumeister, trombone
Bruce Fowler, trombone
Pauline Yang, piano
Bevan Manson, piano
Mike Lang, piano
Bill Cunliffe, piano
Tom Rizzo, guitar
Nick Mancini, vibraphone







Improvisatory Minds  Volume 2:
Chamber Music by Jazz Composers
Saturday October 1st, 2011 at 8 pm.
at VITELLO’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave, Studio City, CA



Featured Artists

Alyssa Park, Amy Hershberger, Shalini Vijayan – violin
Jennie Hansen, Andrew Duckles, Luke Maurer – viola
Cecilia Tsan and Tim Loo – cello
Steve Dress – bass
Bryan Pezzone, Larry Karush and Bevan Manson – piano
and a special guest artist.











Bevan Manson – Sonata for Violin and Piano,
String Quartet #1 premiere by Ed Neumeister (played by the Lyris Quartet),
Gernot Wolfgang’s  “Thin Air” for String Trio.
With works by Vince Mendoza, Clare Fischer (premiere), and the vibrant pianist Larry Karush.



“Improvisatory Minds Volume 1”   Debut Concert!
April 16th, 2011.

The Inaugural concert of the Cool Change Composers Collective, featured classical chamber works of five jazz composers. Bevan Manson,
Ed Neumeister, and Gernot Wolfgang were joined by special guest composers Alan Broadbent and Billy Childs at Vitello’s on Saturday evening,


Featured Artists

Boglarka Kiss – flute
Gary Gray – clarinet
Judith Farmer – bassoon
Ed Neumeister trombone
Genevieve Lee, Bevan Manson and Robert Thies – piano
Alyssa Park, Marcy Vaj and Alwyn Wright – violin
Caroline Buckman and Jennie Hansen – viola
Timothy Loo – violoncello
Steve Dress – contrabass












Concert Program
Wolfgang – Low Agenda
Neumeister – Suite for Piano Quartet and Improvising Soloist
Childs – Sonata for Flute and Piano

Wolfgang – Three Short Stories
Manson – Strinq Quartet #1 “Small Places In America” (world premiere)
Broadbent – Distant Music (world premiere)

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