LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 — Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman teams up with his wife, marimbist Mika Stoltzman, on an all new contemporary classical album titled “Duo Cantando” which will be released today via Savoy Jazz. Transcending the boundaries of classical and jazz, the renowned duo’s new album showcases compositions by Bill Douglas, Chick Corea, Toru Takemitsu, John Zorn and more. “Duo Cantando” was produced by multi Grammy Award-winner Steven Epstein (Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman) and features guest performers Chick Corea on piano and Gil Rose conducting the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Richard has had a long and distinguished career defying easy categorization. He’s performed contemporary classical, chamber music and broken down barriers between classical and popular music most notably melding classical traditions with jazz and popular music. The highly lauded musician has won two Grammys and has been championed by composers from Olivier Messiaen and Toru Takemitsu to Mel Torme and Judy Collins. Sony just released a 40 CD box set compiling recordings on RCA, BMG and Sony. The husband and wife team have been performing extensively as a duo since 2014. Marimbist Mika also transcends boundaries performing in both the classical, jazz and new music realms. She’s performed pieces by Steve Reich, John Zorn, Chick Corea and many more.