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Erica Seguine

Versatility is an innate trait that composer, arranger, and pianist Erica Seguine possesses. Her works include bossa novas, traditional and modern big band charts, waltzes, ballads, arrangements of standards, a Middle-Eastern tinged studio orchestra work, “legit” works, and compositions for short films. Her works have been performed in the Eastman Theatre, Kilbourn Hall, the Dryden Theatre (at George Eastman House), the WAMC Performing Arts Studio, the Schenectady Muddy Cup inside the Proctor’s Arcade, and the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall. They have been performed by the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, the Eastman Studio Orchestra, Astral artists Doug O’Connor and Jose French Ballester, Dr. Sylvie Beaudette, the Weapons of Jazz Destruction, the newly formed Community of the Spirit, of which she's a member of and her own group, the Erica Seguine Jazz Orchestra.

Most recently, Erica won first place in the first Zurich Jazz Orchestra Composer Competition (2009), open internationally to composers 30 and under. In 2008, Erica’s tune “C Minor Waltz” was one of seven compositions selected to be included on Todd Coolman’s Perfect Strangers album, which received radio airplay throughout the United States. In 2009, Erica’s big band work “Departures” was commended for Honorable Mention in the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. She has also been a participant in the Women in Music Festival in Rochester, NY for three years as composer/pianist/conductor, and her arrangement of “Sweet Georgia Brown” was played at the Rochester International Jazz Festival Scholarship Concert in June 2007.

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