The Latest from Diane Jones

What a phenomenal year it has been for music - and it’s only half over!


First is Neue Kraft Fulend (With Renewed Strength), the CD coming out this year that includes “Dreamcatcher,” the trombone concerto recorded in Moscow this past January.  I just received the final edit the other day, and I am absolutely thrilled.  Trombonist Haim Avitsur was incredible, and with Ovidiu Marinescu conducting the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, the recording session was fantastic.  Producer Pavel Lavrenenkov has put together a fantastic master, and I'm confident this will be an outstanding release.  I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as the CD is available.


I’m also putting the last touches on an expanded version of “Woman A/Part.”  That will be premiered by Trio Casals in July, and recorded in October for another CD on the Navona label, to be released next Spring.


Not to mention, Samba Laranja is in the midst of producing their fourth CD, to be released next year as well.  We finished the third of our recording sessions last month, and have more scheduled this fall.


On the flute front, I had the honor of premiering “J.C. Dist” for Contrabass Flute and Flute Choir,  It was written by Jelle Hogenhuis, who also built my flute.  The Central New York Flute Choir did a great job with a challenging work, and I hope to be able to share at least part of the performance with you soon.


As for the radio station, things are going strong.  It’s a great feeling to enjoy going in to work every day, and I always arrive with a smile on my face.  I’ve had guests in pretty much once, sometimes twice, every week to talk about arts events in the area.  And “Feminine Fusion” is going strong!  There has been excellent feedback, and I’m discovering new music and new information about some incredible women in the industry as well.


All in all, it’s been a busy year so far, and it doesn’t look as though it will slow down any time soon.  And that’s just fine by me!