John Grimmett Joins CMASH as Managing Director
CMASH, the new music repertory group dedicated to establishing long-term collaborative relationships between composers and performers and welcoming new audiences to the genre of contemporary chamber music, is proud to announce and welcome John Grimmett in the newly created position of Managing Director. Mr. Grimmett's responsibilities include overseeing marketing and fundraising campaigns, designing and implementing educational initiatives in the communities the company serves, and developing a national audience that further promotes CMASH's mission statement.
Recorded in Spring 2013 at Skywalker Sound with legendary music Producer/Engineer and Grammy Award winner Leslie Ann Jones, CURRENTS features the work of CMASH collaborators Liam Wade, Vartan Aghababian, Weslie Brown, Lisa DeSiro and the Hausmann String Quartet. The album, which will be digitally released on CD Baby, iTunes and BandCamp later this week and available for purchase in hard copy at the end of the month, includes an endorsement from CMASH collaborator and opera composer Jake Heggie.
"I remember hearing Ann sing... and being knocked out," said Heggie. "She has this magic quality that somehow makes composers want to write for her, because not only does she perform [their songs], she invests in them, physically, emotionally, personally."
"Nothing scares her," he adds.
Needless to say, with the incorporation of a key staff member and ambitious plans to develop a national presence, audiences can be certain that CMASH is headed into uncharted territory. "With the release of CURRENTS and bringing [John Grimmett] on board in this new position," Moss said, "I'd say we're living in a truly exciting time."