Maria Schneider's latest album is The Thompson Fields. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

The Hills Are Alive: Maria Schneider Lets Memory Guide The Music

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/413669338/414467011" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Composer and bandleader Maria Schneider accepts her Grammy Award. Her album Winter Morning Walks earned three awards yesterday at the pre-telecast Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles. Michael Buckner/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The Attacca String Quartet's latest album celebrates John Adams. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

toggle caption Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Vespers, Habaneras And Early Morning Walks: New Classical Albums

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/176353983/176513498" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jazz composer Maria Schneider (left) and soprano Dawn Upshaw collaborated on the new album Winter Morning Walks. Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Jimmy & Dena Katz/Courtesy of the artist

Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/175463625/175892004" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mary Lou Williams performs at the Cafe Society in New York in 1947. William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress hide caption

toggle caption William Gottlieb/The Library of Congress

Maria Schneider conducts at the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Also pictured: Kenny Rampton (trumpet). Margot Schulman hide caption

toggle caption Margot Schulman

Maria Schneider Orchestra On JazzSet

Audio is no longer available

The Kennedy Center honors Mary Lou Williams every year with the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, which showcases today's brightest female jazz artists. William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com hide caption

toggle caption William P. Gottlieb/Library of Congress via flickr.com

After Apple Records: Musician-Run Labels

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/90478696/90483742" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript