NJPAC and Jazz Standard present an online evening with Maria Schneider, the multiple GRAMMY® Award winning jazz composer and bandleader. She’ll discuss and share tracks from her 2020 double-LP release Data Lords, a “powerful new album” that “protests big tech’s invasion of our lives” (The Guardian). Maria will be joined in lively conversation by jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin, who has been a mainstay in Maria’s orchestra and who, armed with his saxophone, defined the visionary fusion of David Bowie’s final studio recording, Blackstar.

“[Data Lords is] the most daring work of Schneider’s career, which sets the bar imposingly high. This is music of extravagant mastery, and it comes imbued with a spirit of risk…”


“I’ve never had more fun writing music. I threw caution to the wind on this album and it felt really good.”

­–Maria Schneider

Part of the Hear All About It Series
This program is curated by Seth Abramson, Rabbit Moon Productions, Inc.