On April 1st, 2020, the International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers welcomed Claire Brantley, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Miho Hazama to its Board of Directors. Brantley, Carrington, and Hazama will contribute extensive professional experience and vision to the Board and organization at large.
In an effort to support our members, when so many have lost their primary source of income due to necessary COVID-19 cancellations, ISJAC is pleased to fund 10 commissions of $500 each to our members. ISJAC will fund the first ten commissions, but additional donated funds may be added allowing for more awards.
The International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) has announced the 2020 winner of the prestigious ISJAC/USF Owen Prize, recognizing an outstanding young jazz composer’s work; this year’s winner is Eri Chichibu. Her winning composition is entitled “The Sea – Seven Years Voyage” and will be performed by the resident professional jazz ensemble at the 2021 ISJAC Symposium at the University of Texas – Austin. Continue reading