Danjam Orch Plays Toronto – Feb 2015
Come down to the Rex next week and join the Danjam Orchestra for 2 nights of music – different tunes each night! We will be premiering a new arrangement featuring Dave Neill and William Carn. We will also be brushing the cobwebs off of my arrangement of “I’ve Never Been In Love Before,” featuring Nick Morgan. Other exciting highlights will include: Mike Malone on “Alone Together,” Jeff King on “At This Point,” and “Phantasm” is always a treat with Alex Goodman and Florian Hoefner.
Reeds: Nick Morgan, Tara Davidson, Jeff King, Dave Neill, Shirantha Beddage
Trumpets: Steve Dyte, Jon Challoner, Mike Malone, Alex Brown
Trombones: William Carn, Paul Tarussov, Heather Segger, Alex Duncan
Guitar: Alex Goodman, Piano: Florian Hoefner
Bass: Justin Gray, Drums: Ethan Ardelli
Private Composition / Arranging Lessons
I will be in Toronto next week and available to teach a few private lessons. Alternatively, I am available for Skype lessons. I have guest lectured at Manhattan School of Music, University of Toronto, University of North Texas, and Humber College at the masters, undergraduate, and pre-college levels. I have also recently started substitute teaching for Jim McNeely’s classes at Manhattan School of Music. If you are interested, please use the following link to book lessons.
Video: Joshua Redman & The WDR Big Band!
The WDR Big Band in Germany performed my arrangement of “Yesterdays” featuring Joshua Redman a couple weeks ago. You can watch the video of the entire concert below (conducted by Rich DeRosa). My chart is 11:30 minutes in.
Getting ready for Danjam Orch rehearsal. We will attempt a Facebook live broadcast somewhere from ~11:30am- 3pm. Stay tuned!
- …SUDDEN APPEARANCE announces the arrival of a new, vital force in the big band world. Jim McNeely