Now in its seventeenth year of programming, Manhattan New Music Project is a performing arts organization that is recognized worldwide for artistic excellence in jazz and contemporary music. Begun in 1990 by a group of like-minded composers with the aim of fostering the creation and presentation of new musical works, MNMP has sought to cross traditional musical boundaries and catalyze imaginative projects and collaborations involving the creation of new work through performances, recordings, educational and collaborative activities.
With a talented core of highly respected musician composers, MNMP has presented music by dozens of composers from around the U.S. and abroad through its New York City-based concert series. This has included venues such as Carnegie Hall, Knitting Factory, Sweet Basil, The Fez, and the Anne Goodman Recital Hall. MNMP has to date released two critically acclaimed CDs of works written by it's artistic associates, Mood Swing and The Soul of Grace (both released on Soul Note Records) and is currently preparing the release for two more CDs of works that our late founder, Paul Nash completed and recorded in the last year of his life (Avant Noir and Jazz Cycles). In early 2007, MNMP won the CMA / ASCAP award for adventurous programming by a jazz ensemble.