New Jazz Ensemble Titles with Hal Leonard

I’ve got six new Jazz Ensemble titles coming from Hal Leonard Publications this summer: “Africa” (by Toto) “Shake A Tail Feather” (from Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers) “Tangerine” (in classic Dr. John New Orleans style) “In Your Own Sweet Way” (Dave Brubeck classic) “The Frim Fram Sauce” (Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong  classic) “Home […]

Another Successful American Prairie – Ken Burns Prize Event!

For the third consecutive year I had the opportunity to create and conduct original music for the Ken Burns Prize event in New York City on May 1. The event, in conjunction with the American Prairie Reserve, awards a prize each to to an outstanding American states person who has contributed to the American Spirit […]

New Commissions for Summer 2017

Summer is the season for new commissioned works; last summer I created a Horn quartet for Gerry Wood and the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse and a Brass Octet for John Allen and the Infinity Brass. This summer is shaping up to be no exception: I have two solo commissions (Bass Trombone and Trumpet), a big […]

American Prairie Reserve – Ken Burns Prize Event in New York

On the evening of May 3, 2017 I had the privilege and honor of conducting an amazing ensemble of New York’s finest musicians in my original compositions for the American Prairie Reserve’s Ken Burns Prize Award Event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Various celebrities were on hand, including Mr. […]

TCU Trombone Summit a Big Success

I had the honor of taking part in TCU’s annual Trombone Summit as a performer and clinician. Each year the Summit, under the extraordinary leadership of TCU trombone professor Dr. David Begnoche, raises funds for a worthy charitable organization;, and this year’s event, appropriately entitled “TromBonAppétit,” focused upon Pediatric Healthcare at the Cook Children’s Hospital. […]

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 […]

University of Northwestern – St Paul Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal

Occasionally I have the opportunity to hear in person the music I rent out to organizations around the country. This was the case when I was able to sneak into a dress rehearsal of the University of Northwestern at Saint Paul Christmas Program while I was up in the Twin Cities. It was a beautiful […]

Richard Floyd and Austin Symphonic Band Perform Tangents with the Boston Brass [Video]

On April 18 2015 the Boston Brass joined Richard Floyd and the Austin Symphonic Band for a concert in which they performed my work Tangents. The work was originally commissioned by the Dallas Brass and premiered in concert with the Austin Symphonic Band in December 1989 at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. I’m grateful both to Dick and to […]

A Clinic with the Scoggins (McKinney) Middle School Band

In May I was invited by David Tenerelli, Band Director of Scoggins Middle School (Frisco TX ISD, located in McKinney) to come and work with his wonderful band on Curtain Call, a Barnhouse publication based upon a piece I wrote for the Dallas Brass. It was a great experience, as the band really shined in their performance […]