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…)
View highlights from this past week of Koger/Matteson Jazz Festival that featured Reggie Thomas and Dennis Mackrel, and the Great American Jazz Series that also featured the two amazing musicians and educators.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Koger/Matteson Jazz Festival. Click here for details.