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NewMusicBox 2016 Staff Picks

debut album STAY, December 13, 2016 

“wonderful demonstration of how to maintain a highly individual compositional identity without needing to take refuge in pre-post-genre musical silos” – Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox
http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/newmusicbox-mix-2016-staff-picks/

Washington Post

Duffy’s Cut (2013) 

“flair for full-bodied, operatic sound” – Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/washington-national-opera-gives-young-writers-a-chance-to-emerge/2013/11/14/ce73eb46-4d77-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html?utm_term=.03ddaade2c07

Huffington Post

Duffy’s Cut (2013) 

“using contrasting rhythms and clever harmonies to an intriguing effect” – Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-dormady-eisenberg/review-three-mini-operas_b_4280687.html

Fanfare Magazine

Bordello Nights 

“Jennifer Bellor tops exuberance with raciness in Bordello Nights, evoking smoky erotic haunts in New Orleans. Bellor is amazingly deft at pitting jazz soloists against big-band splashiness. I was riveted and entertained by its unfolding air of fantasia and improvisation.” – Huntley Dent, Fanfare Magazine
“Jennifer’s special ability to guide the listener on an introspective tour encompassing a wide range of emotions is realized with this brilliant composition.The use of contemporary/popular music compositional form and technique, the essence of a jazz-like performance, and a serious piece for wind orchestra such as this, are great combinations resulting in this superb piece for wind orchestra and jazz ensemble.” – Fanfare Magazine interview with Tom Leslie, UNLV Wind Orchestra
http://fanfarearchive.com/ntbm/articles/leslie-int-dent.html
“terrific piece of big band jazz” – Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine
http://fanfarearchive.com/ntbm/articles/leslie-fogel.html

No Depression

debut album STAY, October 9, 2016

“raw and wild with a beauty that’s so enchanting it is unforgettable” – No Depression
http://nodepression.com/album-review/poetic-imagery-and-stylistic-diversity-make-new-jennifer-bellor-album-enchanting

Jazz Corner

debut album STAY, January 13, 2017

“like a piece of literature through the form of music. Every cut tells a story that is worth listening and understanding” (Jazz Corner and Wavelengthla)
http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=7754

KNPR

898 Hildegard, March 30, 2017 

898 Hildegard with the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Interview on KNPR with Dave Becker March 29, 2017

Alamosa News

Music in the Air throughout the San Luis Valley, January 21, 2018

Performance of Querencia
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UNLV News Center

UNLV Dance Announces 2017-18 Season —”The In Crowd”, August 17, 2018

Performance of Chase the Stars with choreography
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Rochester City Newspaper

CLASSICAL | “Sonic Cluster II”

Premiere of Crystalline

Adams State University News

SLV Cultural Commissions to be premiered at CMEA convention, January 20, 2017

Premiere of Querencia
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UNLV News Center

NEON Festival Returns September 13-17

Performance of Songs in the Dark
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All About Jazz

Take Five with Jennifer Bellor, August 23, 2016

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Rochester City Newspaper

Album release concert at Bop Shop Records

“gorgeously ethereal” – Rochester City Newspaper
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/classical-jazz-jennifer-bellor/Content?oid=2864491

Eastman School of Music Newsroom

Eastman School of Music Saxophonists perform, teach in China this Summer, June 10, 2016

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Las Vegas Weekly

Neon Rhythm: A Spontaneous Symphony Among Historical Signs, April 27, 2016

“Moments Shared, Moments Lost,” is sentimental and jazz-like. With a slow, free-flowing beat on a tubano drum, it echoes the stories of the once-fantastic, worn and retired signs enveloping us.”
Read the full article – Las Vegas Weekly

Las Vegas Review Journal

Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Concert Season

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Jazz @ Eastman

Overdrive (2015) , July 7, 2015

University of Rochester News Room

THREE EASTMAN GRADUATE STUDENTS WIN DOWNBEAT AWARDS, May 9, 2013

Midnight Swim, Downbeat Award in the original composition, orchestrated work category at the graduate college level
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