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Thanks for stopping in and learning about some of my recent and upcoming projects!

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"ANEMONE" WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday June 2nd, 2024 at 3pm

Jazz at Lincoln Center / Frederick P. Rose Hall

Following last year's world premiere of my first band piece, "Medusa", I was thrilled to be brought back as Composer in Residence for this year's 2023-24 ISO Symphonic Band Season with this year's commissioned piece "Anemone (The Tale of Aphrodite & Adonis)".  

The ISO Symphonic Band at Third Street Music Settlement, under the direction of Mr. Paul Corn, will be holding the world premiere on June 2nd at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Please see below for more information on how to attend the premiere of "Anemone"!

The 6th Annual Washington Heights Jazz Festival November 2-5, 2023

Julie Maniscalco Septet at Jazz WaHi Music Festival
Saturday, November 4th, 2023

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Le Cheile, 2nd floor - 839 W. 181st St.
New York, NY 10033

"State of Affairs", winner of the 2023 Jazz WaHi Jazz Composition Competition Contest will premiere at the Washington Heights Jazz Festival on Saturday 11/4 at 7:30pm. 

*Tickets are $15 for the set. / $50 for special all day pass

Julie Maniscalco Septet

featuring:

Paul Corn - Alto Sax

Mike Morreale - Trumpet

Salim Washington - Tenor Sax

Jennifer Wharton - Bass Trombone

Mamiko Watanabe - Piano

Steve LaSpina - Bass

Joseph Chidiebere Emmanuel - Drums

LIVE AT THE HOP SHOPPE!

Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Sets at 7:30pm & 9:00pm
*Reservations are strongly recommended

The Julie Maniscalco Dectet will appear live at The Hop Shoppe on Saturday 9/9/23 in Staten Island, NY! This performance will debut many of her original songs written for large jazz ensemble, featuring some amazing musicians!

This event is presented thanks to the 2023 DCLA Art Fun Grant from Staten Island Arts & the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Jazz WaHi Composers Sextet

In addition to receiving a commission by the Jazz WaHi Organization, I am happy to perform with their Composers Sextet this June! Featuring original compositions by each member, come check us out! This will include the debut of "Black & Blue", which is part of my commissioned work "State of Affairs".

Berta Moreno, tenor saxophone

Julie Maniscalco, trumpet

Michael Rorby, trombone

Mark Kross, piano

Eddy Khaimovich, bass

Joseph Chidiebere Emmanuel, drums

Friday, June 16th at the Rite of Summer Music Festival (Castle Williams, Governor's Island, NYC) 

1pm & 3pm sets --- POSTPONED (due to weather)

Thursday, June 29th at the Jazz WaHi Melting Pot Series (Washington Heights, NYC)

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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"MEDUSA" WORLD PREMIERE

Thurs. June 1st, 2023 at 7pm

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

This marks not only my first commissioned piece, but my first piece for band. The ISO Symphonic Band at Third Street Music Settlement, under the direction of Mr. Paul Corn, will be holding the world premiere on June 1st at Carnegie Hall. Please see below for more information on how to attend the premiere of "Medusa"!

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FALL 2022 UPDATES

It's been a very busy Fall with lots of fun projects and opportunities!

Firstly, I was accepted to join the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop! It has been really inspiring hearing the work of others in the field and getting some great feedback!


Next, some really BIG news! I'm excited to announce my first commission for symphonic band! I will be writing a piece for the ISO at Third Street Music Settlement high school band, under the direction of Mr. Paul Corn, which will premiere at Carnegie Hall in June 2023!


More information about this event:  

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2023/06/01/iso-at-third-street-spring-concert-0700pm

I also had the opportunity to collaborate on my super talented friend, Ann Marie Nacchio and contribute horn arrangements on her singer-songwriter for the song "17 Days" on her rockin' album "it's been a day. a week. a month. a year". 

Check her out on bandcamp and everywhere you get your music!

https://annmarienacchio.bandcamp.com/album/its-been-a-day-a-week-a-month-a-year

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SUMMER 2022 UPDATES

This has been an incredible year for my music. I've had unbelievable opportunities to debut my work, and have also been workshopping some new pieces as well that I hope to share with you all soon! I didn't know that Carnegie Hall could be a dream that should even happen at this moment in my career, but I'm so grateful to Mr. Paul Corn and the Susan E. Wagner High School students for their time and dedication to bring it to life on that stage. 

Here is a performance of the students in Williamsburg, Virginia performing the piece again during the Heritage Music Festival. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2SRelQoRFI

Earlier in 2022, I was selected to have my composition "Deflated" performed at Ithaca College by their Jazz Band with special guest Camille Thurman, as part of their Jazz Composition Competition. Special thanks to Dr. Mike Titlebaum, Camille Thurman and the students for performing it there and again at Cornell University!

Here is a video from the Composition Competition with Camille: 

https://youtu.be/AAavOmSif4M

I look forward to sharing more music with you all soon!

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4/19/22 "SONGBIRD OF HOYT" PREMIERES AT CARNEGIE HALL

I am beyond thrilled to announce that my composition, "Songbird of Hoyt" will be performed at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage by the Susan E. Wagner High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Paul Corn. This performance will take place on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at 8pm as part of the New York International Music Festival.   

Tickets and additional information below:

https://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2022/04/19/2022-New-York-International-Music-Festival-0800PM

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3/5/22 "DEFLATED" PREMIERE

Saturday, March 5th, 2022 the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform my piece, "Deflated" with special guest Camille Thurman. This performance is presented in conjunction with the 2021-22 David P. ('60) and Susan W. Wohlhueter Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest at Ithaca College.


For those of you who are not in the Ithaca area, this event will be streamed live. (see link below)

https://www.ithaca.edu/academics/school-music/live/watch-live

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FALL 2021 UPDATES

This fall has been very productive, looking for new opportunities, writing a lot and developing some ideas. I'm very proud to have been nominated for the prestigious Composers Now Artist Residency, which was a very inspiring process. 

I'm also thrilled to announce that my piece, "Deflated" was chosen as a special judge's selection for the 2021-22 David P. ('60) and Susan W. Wohlhueter Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest at Ithaca College, which will be performed by the talented students of the Ithaca Jazz Ensemble, featuring world-renowned saxophonist and vocalist Camille Thurman! (See the press release below with more information, and streaming details to come!)

Press Release:

https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/2022-02-09-results-david-p-60-and-susan-w-wohlhueter-jazz-ensemble-composition-contest

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VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE EVENT:

TERROIR: MUSIC FOR JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Terroir: Music for Jazz Orchestra, is the debut project of music educator and composer, Julie Maniscalco. This project features compositions that incorporate her myriad influences growing up in her native Staten Island and New York City surroundings. From the up tempo, post-bop piece, We, The Mighty—inspired by her students—to the orchestrated cross-terrain adventure of Open Air (Tomorrow’s Journey), Maniscalco aims to bring a fresh approach to the jazz idiom as she gleans connections from home.

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WELCOME TO MY SITE!

I'm thrilled to launch my new site to share some of my compositions and work with all of you! Check out the Music | Video section to listen to some of my latest compositions. Subscribe below for more news and updates and feel free to send me a note to share your thoughts on the music! Thanks for stopping by!

-J.M.

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