John was recently asked to write an arrangement of Tim McGraw’s classic “Live Like You Were Dying” song for a concert by the North Texas Superbowl XLV Organization. On September 10, 2010, Brad Sham hosted a Kick-Off Event at Cowboys Stadium featuring several Cowboys players, an appearance by legendary concert pianist Van Cliburn, NFL Films […]
In the spirit of his first original work for Brass Quintet and Concert Band entitled Tangents, John has completed a new work, Geometries, commissioned by the U. S. Air Force Academy Band by their conductor and commander LtCol Larry Lang. The work, featuring the Academy Band’s own “Stellar Brass”, has been performed on the Band’s […]
Several major and metropolitan symphony orchestras will be performing various John Wasson works this Christmas season, including the Minnesota Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Memphis Symphony, and many others.
Praise Charts, the largest online publisher of music for churches, be releasing several new works arranged by John, including “Here With Us” by Joy Williams, “Joy to the World” by Natalie Grant, and “Joseph’s Lullaby” by Mercy Me. Go to the Praise Charts website to see all of John’s available arrangements.
John is arranging several works for jazz ensemble for Hal Leonard. After releasing his “Groovin’ High” arrangement (originally penned for the U. S. Air Force Airmen of Note and recorded on their Legacy CD), an arrangement of “Lullaby of Birdland,” and several other popular songs will be released in the next few weeks. Check the […]
Realizing a dream over many years, John has put together a new performing ensemble, the CoolBrass Quintet. The group’s inaugural performance was for a private employee party in downtown Dallas. Consisting of 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, and John on Tuba, the versatile group plays a diversity of jazz styles, specializing in music from the “cool” […]