John Wasson Big Band at the Free Man Cajun Cafe January 6!

My big band will be playing at the Free Man Cajun Cafe on Sunday, January 6 from 2-5 pm. It’s a new larger format compared to my earlier groups, with a new library and a terrific line up of players. If you’re in the Dallas this weekend, come on down and hear the band as […]

Playing with the Michael Waldrop Big Band at the JazzEd Conference (again!)

In January I’ll have the privilege of playing once again in Michael Waldrop’s great big band appearing at the Jazz Educators Network annual conference in Reno in January 2019. We’ll be playing the music of the most recent album recorded by the band, entitled “Origin Suite” and released on the Origin Records label.  

Performing with Charles Lazarus on His Merry & Bright Christmas Concert

Once again I’ve been invited to perform with my good friend and colleague Charles Lazarus on his Merry & Bright Christmas Concert at Minnesota Orchestra Hall on Saturday, December 15. It’s a terrific concert with an all-star band, terrific vocal soloists and Charles’ sizzling trumpet solos. A great time will be had by all!

Keller Middle School to Premiere New Work at Midwest Clinic in Chicago

The great folks at Keller (TX) Middle School have commissioned a new work following on the heels of my concert band work  Curtain Call (published by C. L. Barnhouse); they asked for a piece with a Texas flair quoting various Texas-themed folk songs. “The Bluebonnet Revue” was the result, and the Keller band will premiere the […]