The 4th Annual WASHINGTON HEIGHTS JAZZ FESTIVAL
Thursday November 4 – Sunday November 7, 2021
Four days of great jazz in your neighborhood!
Jazz WaHi Jazz Composition Competition 2021
We are happy to announce the winner of the Jazz Composition Competition:
Robert Fernandez: The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter
Kaguya-hime is a timelessly tragic and resonant character. Her identity is constantly controlled by others, yet mediated by the subversive expression of her innermost desires. Indeed, hers is a struggle for self-identity in a strange, foreign world. With this understanding of the narrative, Fernandez will interweave into the work his own reflections on 1st- and 2nd-generation immigrant identities, as they constantly trapeze the boundary between isolation and assimilation.
Robert Fernandez is a New York-based multimedia composer and double bassist. In addition to writing concert music, he has scored short films, radio programs, and four full-length plays. He is a member of the Brooklyn’s Tongue Honey theatre company, and his work has been presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Deep End, and the Upper Jay Recovery Lounge. Robert is currently completing a Masters in Music at NYU Steinhardt..