Here is another chance to hear Boston Sympony Orchestra musicians perform my arrangement of Duke Ellington’s sacred hymn Come Sunday.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is pleased to present Encore BSO Recitals, a colorful and eclectic online concert series spotlighting 50 musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in small ensembles and giving viewers a rare opportunity to experience the individual artistry of many of the musicians who make up the world-renowned ensemble. The Encore BSO Recitals series reprises programming initially recorded and streamed this past summer for the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival.
I’m happy to announce that the Jacksonville Symphony will perform my work, Spiritual Medley, on its upcoming Brass, Organ, Winds, and Percussion concert that takes place on November 3rd. Spiritual Medley features James Jenkins, principal tuba in the Jacksonville Symphony and it was premiered by Jenkins with the Strings Music Festival (more…)
After returning from a wonderful retreat full of outstanding performances and presentations in the field of jazz arranging and composing, I’m back at work, finishing up my arrangement for the Strings Music Festival Brass & Percussion Ensemble before taking off for Spain in a few days. I have some great inspiration for new music as I head into the summer. (more…)
The Strings Music Festival Brass & Percussion Ensemble will premiere an arrangement of African-American spirituals written to feature James Jenkins, principal tubist with the Jacksonville Symphony. I wrote a somewhat different arrangement of the same songs, “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child” and “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” a couple of years ago for James’ Germany tour with the Ukrainian Chamber Orchestra. (more…)
A jazz ensemble arrangement of the Woody Shaw composition, Beyond All Limits, has been published and is now available for purchase. This arrangement was inspired by organist Larry Young’s recording of the tune on Unity, a 1966 Blue Note album that featured Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and Elvin Jones. (more…)