In celebration of the 30th anniversary of RSMI, Ravinia is pleased to announce Bridges: An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition. Bridges is an exciting venture into the fusion of jazz and classical music and will exhibit works for strings and jazz trio written by young artists, awarding winners the David Baker Prize—named for the late jazz great who served as the first director of the RSMI Jazz Program.
Winners of the David Baker Prize Sam Blakeslee*:Slow Growth/New Growth Zachary Bornheimer*:Haunted Lullaby of the Forgotten Gene Knific: Septet
Compositions by the Jazz Program Directors Billy Childs:Into the Light Nathan Davis:Matryoshka Blues Rufus Reid:Beguiled
Performers Billy Childs, piano Rufus Reid, bass Avalon Quartet Blaise Magnière*, violin Marie Wang*, violin Anthony Devroye*, viola Cheng-Hou Lee*, cello Ilya DaCosta*, bass Billy Test*, piano Clif Wallace*, drums Julia Coronelli, harp Misha Quint, cello Theresa Bogard, piano Gwen Dease, marimba Tom Garling, trombone Shai Golan*, woodwind Miles Okazaki, guitar *RSMI Alum