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…)

The Quest, one of my original compositions for wind ensemble, will be performed on April 15th in a concert by the University of North Florida Wind Symphony. This work was commissioned by Dr. Gordon Brock for a 2011 premiere at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts that featured Bunky Green, legendary alto saxophonist and former UNF Director of Jazz Studies. (more…)