The International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) is thrilled to announce the 2021 winners of the prestigious ISJAC/USF Owen Prize in Jazz Composition and the inaugural ISJAC/USF Prize for Emerging Black Composers. All three winning compositions will be performed virtually by an acclaimed professional jazz orchestra at ISJAC’s Un[chart]ed Territory (March 18-20). Stay tuned for upcoming details!
The 2020 ISJAC Giving Campaign will run from Monday October 19th through Thursday October 29th. This annual event is the primary fundraising initiative of our organization and helps provide the financial resources for our programming. Continue reading
ISJAC is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with the popular group, The Arrangers Podcast! Podcasters’ Drew Zaremba and Aaron Hedenstrom will be releasing ISJAC exclusive episodes over the coming weeks that focus on our Hall of Fame inductees: Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, and Mary Lou Williams. Continue reading
ISJAC is excited to announce ISJAC Shorts, a regularly occurring series of 5 to 7-minute videos created and submitted by our members – MEANING YOU!!! Videos will be selected by a committee of professional composers and curated by Dr. Matt White (Professor of Music at Coastal Carolina University).
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