SoundCloud Page Up and Running!

My SoundCloud page now up and running! You can listen to a good sampling of my music in the jazz, brass, media and concert band idioms. More to come! Simply click the link at the bottom of this page.

Musical Director for the American Prairie Reserve’s Ken Burns Prize Event, New York, 2017

I’m excited to announce that I have been engaged as Musical Director and Composer/Arranger for a very special event in May of 2017: The American Prairie Reserve has created the new Ken Burns American Heritage Prize, and the first recipient will be awarded at a special event taking place at the American Museum of Natural History in […]

New Brass Commissions in 2016

Earlier this summer I was fortunate to have received commissions for two new original brass compositions: Swords of Valor for Horn Quintet (commissioned by Gerry Wood and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) and Clash of the Centurions for 4 Trumpets and 4 Trombones (by John Allen for the Infinity Brass). Both works were premiered at camps and […]

New Works from Hal Leonard for 2016

Hal Leonard has once again published a few new works of mine. For Concert Band: Land of Liberty (new original patriotic work) For Jazz Ensemble:  Bare Necessities (from”The Jungle Book”) Living For the City by Stevie Wonder Buckjump by Trombone Shorty You can check out scores and recordings via Youtube by starting at the listing of my […]

Presenting an Arranging Session at the 2017 Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting a session at the 2017 Jazz Educators Conference January 4-7 in New Orleans! My presentation is entitled, “Big Sound, Small Band: Making the Most of Limited Instrumentation.” I’ll be discussing techniques utilized in getting a larger-than-life sound out of smaller groups (chamber and smaller big band). I’ll […]

Concert and Seminar at the Blast of Brass Camp

The CoolBrass Jazztet played the opening concert at the Blast of Brass Camp in Commerce Texas on May 11. I also had the opportunity to present a seminar on Career-Building in the Music Business. Finally, a great concert featuring Jeff Nelsen, the Faculty Choir, and the Mass Camp Choir.