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B’shnorkestra Closes Out the Year as No.40 on CMJ Top Jazz 2013

December 31, 2013

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> See CMJ’s full year-end charts, compiled from about 40,000 radio playlists submitted by college and non-commercial stations throughout 2013.

GO TO ORANGE NOW AVAILABLE!!

August 27, 2013

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Now available from Present Sounds Recordings, B’shnorkestra’s first studio record: Go to Orange!

You can buy the record at the links below, as well as other fine online retailers.

B’shnorkestra recorded eight new Boshnack compositions in June 2012, supported by fans through Kickstarter.  Tracked live at Bear Creek Studios – a world-class facility with a diverse list of credits from Blonde Redhead to Bill Frisell, Eric Clapton to Ginger Baker – the record was mixed by Evan Schiller (Eyvind Kang, Sadhappy) and mastered at Lurssen Mastering (Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Diana Krall).

GO TO ORANGE!!!

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EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE ON OCTOBER 26TH

August 26, 2013

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B’SHNORKESTRA “GO TO ORANGE” TO BE RELEASED NATIONALLY AUGUST 27

July 9, 2013

BshnorkfrontcvrB’shnorkestra chamber orchestra – 14 players on strings, horns and drums – celebrates the release of their first album. Its eight sweeping tracks are equally reminiscent of Charles Mingus and Ennio Morricone, swinging spaghetti western gypsy junkyard jazz wrapped in Boshnack’s grand, sophisticated compositions.” (City Arts Magazine)

 

Samantha Boshnack’s B’shnorkestra nationally releases GO TO ORANGE on Present Sounds Recordings this August. Supported by fans through Kickstarter, this is the band’s first studio album, and Boshnack’s inaugural release under her own name.

Look for Go to Orange online at iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon and other fine retailers by the end of summer!

Additional Information:
www.boshnackmusic.com

B’SHNORKESTRA RELEASE PARTY!

April 19, 2013

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COMING SOON…

April 18, 2013

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THANKS FOR A FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE

October 24, 2012

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B’SHNORKESTRA at EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012!!

October 3, 2012

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 – ROYAL ROOM – 7:30PM
B’shnorkestra
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$14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students  
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B’shnorkestra photo by Bruce Tom

B’shnorkestra is trumpeter Samantha Boshnack’s 14-piece ensemble of strings, horns and drums. Now a one-year-old amalgam of regional performers, the group is Joshua Kohl conducting Boshnack and violinists Alex Guy and Alina To, violist Brianna Atwell, cellists Daniel Mullikin and Maria Scherer Wilson, bassists Tim Carey and Isaac Castillo, woodwind players Chris Credit and Tobi Stone, French horn player Greg Campbell and percussionists Lalo Bello and Adam Kozie.

Boshnack attended Bard College, where she studied jazz performance and composition. A move from New York to Seattle in 2003 prompted lasting music collaborations. Of this project, the composer writes, “New musical connections and friendships have been forged. It felt wonderful to be the catalyst of that and have such accomplished musicians playing my music, really getting into it, and working together so well.”

Boshnack garnered financial support for this large project from multiple granting organizations and raised funds through Kickstarter to record eight compositions at Bear Creek Studio. That recording will be released in 2013, and this festival performance includes music from the recording, plus the premier of a new work.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE B’SHNORKESTRA RECORDING A SUCCESS!

October 2, 2012

BOSHNACK CURRENTLY WRITING ABOUT HER JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA INSTITUTE EXPERIENCE

August 9, 2012

 

Currently taking part in the esteemed Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute, Composer Samantha Boshnack is also blogging about her experience…

 

“I really had no idea what to expect going into this intensive.  I knew that it was probably going to feel crazy to be surrounded by so many other composers.  And it was – crazy in a really inspiring way.  To be around so many who are trying to create something new and putting their whole lives into their vision; in a world that can sometimes feel like it doesn’t care much about innovation or sophistication in music.  As I looked around and interacted with the peers and faculty throughout the day, I could see the hunger in everyone’s eyes to soak up as much as they could from this experience.  I could sense that it was refreshing to all of us to be surrounded by others working in such a tough field, a kind of comfort in numbers.  Even though we were from different parts of the country (and some had or do live abroad) we all had so much shared experience and so much to talk about….”

 

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