Scott Burton is always pushing boundaries and experimenting with his music. Whether he’s adapting the scores of John Carpenter’s Halloween films for jazz ensemble or concocting new pieces for guitar and synthesizer.
Recently on my afternoon classical show, I had the opportunity to host an ensemble of local musicians that have put together a "new" Handel opera, “Minerva.” The new company, titled “Into the Woods Productions,” is led by local singer Gabrielle Maes. This show was put together by father and son, Raphael (libretto) and Niccolo (original music) Seligmann.
Bassist, pianist and composer Charles Mingus is remembered for his adventurous compositions and larger-than-life personality. Notoriously temperamental, fans would show up to his gigs just to see who he might fire or what outrageous thing he might do.