In Memory: Dennis Kam

Dennis Kam’s obituary notes the Hawaii native will be remembered for “wearing aloha shirts…loving the color green, playing tennis, [and] tai chi practices,” a touching tribute that adds winsome detail to Kam’s international education in music composition and estimable legacy as an educator and musician. In 1974, after studying music in the United States, Austria,... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Santiago Kodela and PATTERNS

Santiago Kodela is an Argentinean composer and classical guitarist. He began his guitar studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" (Buenos Aires, Argentina) under the tutelage of María Catalina Bello. After years of outstanding academic performance, he relocated to Europe to pursue his bachelor's degree in Music Performance at the Royal Irish... Continue Reading →

The Inside Story: Bunny Beck and PATTERNS

As a composer, Bunny composes contemporary classical music as well as jazz and ballads. Her most recent works include Breathe for jazz ensemble, Suite for Sarro for string trio (featured on PATTERNS), Fantasy for Saxophones, (quartet), Fantasy for Brass (quintet), and the suite Two Rivers and An Ocean for mixed percussion ensemble. Her client commissions... Continue Reading →

June 2019 Album Reviews

Each month, PARMA has the pleasure of not only releasing powerful works by our artists, but also seeing the positive impact that these works have on listeners. Read on for a selection of what the press had to say about the latest releases from Navona, Ravello, and Ansonica Records. "A PATH OF LIGHT creates a... Continue Reading →

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