Always had a passion for big bands. Here I am premiering my tune ‘Let’s go commercial’ with CompCord Big Band directed (and arranged for big band) by Gene Pritsker at Players Theatre in NYC, a great night!!
Proud to be a part of this amazing review in this months issue of (the acclaimed jazz journal) The New York City Jazz Record by John Pietaro of Composers Concordance presents Sound Liberation at the The Bitter End in NYC:
”……..Dunér was called up for outstanding scat vocals, leaning easily against original music morphing into Brahms and erupting into Rozenblatt’s Krupa-like tom-toms. If this be New Music, it is the sort best viewed with eyes locked into a convex rear-view mirror. ” – John Pietaro 1/23 The New York City Jazz Record
Back from a wonderful but short stay in Boston, finishing my Mingus CD with maestro Bertram Lehman on percussion & electronics.
Looking forward to our upcoming summer CD release in 2023! Meanwhile, check out the teaser of ‘Eclipse’ https://vimeo.com/758086733 (featured recently on Dr. Sushi’s Free Jazz BBQ/WMSE)
Delighted to have my piece ’Let’s go commercial’ (arranged by Gene Pritsker) premiered by CompCord Big Band the other night at Players Theatre in Manhattan! photo by Peter Fokas © (Let’s go commercial is also featured on my new CD ‘Strictly Business’.)
‘The Multiple Useful’ by Sophie Dunér © From the new solo CD ‘Strictly Business’.
Sophie presents a Halloween Video Special of new selected works of music and art to be premiered! To be posted on this event page on October 28!
Solen står högre nu, var dag kom du och stanna. Hör vågor så blå, djup längtan ner, ner. Sinnen så röda, skär mina tankar i eld. Solen står högre nu högre nu, möt stjärnornas stjäl. Djup, glödande het, slår hon ut sin spirande kärlek. Hör, ylande, ropande varghona, ah ah ah! Ah, ah, hör mitt rop! Sjung min sång en gång till. Känn mitt blod, tag mina ben. Ah, aha ah ah! Ah ah ah! Ah ah ah! Ah ah ah! Ah ah ah! Sophie Dunér 1992
‘VARGHONAN’ is for upcoming video release on October 21.
The podcast from my co-host radio show together with Dr. Sushi aka Christopher Stawski from last weeks ‘Dr. Sushi’s Free Jazz BBQ’/WMSE is now finally available! Check out the show, including music from my new solo release ‘Strictly Business’ produced by Darren Allison as well as a teaser track of Charles Mingus ‘Eclipse’ from my upcoming duo CD together with Bertram Lehman on percussion! (starting at 1.55 minutes)
Just finished a wonderful video recording series, for upcoming Halloween release!
Sophie will have the honor to co-host ‘Dr. Sushi’s Free Jazz BBQ’/WMSE on Tuesday September 27 from 9am – 12pm (CT). Together with Dr. Sushi, she will talk about music that has influenced her and also play songs from her new solo album ‘Strictly Business’. She willas well offer a hot new teaser of her upcoming ‘Modern Mingus’ duo CD together with Bertram Lehman on percussion & electronics. http://www.wmse.org/
Video release of ‘Strictly Business’ coming up on September 28! Check out the FB event https://fb.me/e/1OwPqPxs6