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.
Joshua Redman & The WDR Big Band!
I’m pleased to announce I just got my first commission from the WDR Big Band in Germany. This band has a rich history and has featured many of the finest soloists and writers in the jazz tradition. I will be writing an arrangement of “Yesterdays” to feature saxophone soloist Joshua Redman. The music will be performed on January 24th and 25th, 2015 led by conductor Rich DeRosa. There will be an online broadcast and I will share a link once I have it.
Getting ready for Danjam Orch rehearsal. We will attempt a Facebook live broadcast somewhere from ~11:30am- 3pm. Stay tuned!
I am now officially a permanent resident of the United States! My sincere appreciation to those who supported me throughout this process.
- …SUDDEN APPEARANCE announces the arrival of a new, vital force in the big band world. Jim McNeely