My “Caravan” Big Band Chart Re-released Thanks to the Whiplash Movie

As many of you know, my arrangement of the Ellington-Tizol classic Caravan was used prominently in the final scene of the Academy Award-winning movie Whiplash. Thanks to this new visibility, the previously-out of print arrangement has now been re-issued by Alfred Music!

Orchestrations for the Grammy-Winning Okee Dokee Brothers

Back in October I was asked, along with my colleague and former Prince sideman Tommy Barbarella to create several brand new orchestrations for the Grammy-winning group The Okee Dokee Brothers. These guys are incredibly creative and clever, and I thought their fun and folky songwriting worked perfectly with the full orchestra as a backdrop. Their premiere concerts with […]

New Works at Hal Leonard

For many years I’ve enjoyed a relationship with Hal Leonard Corporation with their inclusion of many of my original works and arrangements in their annual catalog. This year I had the opportunity to arrange two Jazz Ensemble works by Trombone Shorty, Hurricane Season and Backatown. I’ve been a fan of his ever since his guest appearance in the “Christmas Show” […]