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.
Jazz Composers’ Showcase Vol.2 @ Jazz Gallery
Come to the Jazz Gallery in NY this Thursday night to hear my music performed alongside the music of Miho Hazama and Scott Ninmer!
Saxophones: John O’Gallagher, Ben Kono, Jason Rigby, John Lowery, Andrew Gutauskas
Trumpets: Nathan Eklund, Jon Challoner, Dave Smith, Matt Holman
Trombones: Mark Patterson, Matt McDonald, Noah Bless, Max Seigel
Piano: Arcolris Sandoval, Guitar: Olli Hirvonen, Bass: Aidan O’Donnell, Drums: Jared Schonig
We hope to see you there!
“A Christmas Story” Roundup
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday season. I myself was on the road. For the first time in my life, Christmas lasted 8 weeks and trickled over into the New Year. I was performing with the national tour of A Christmas Story – The Musical. We hit up 5 different cities. The pit was comprised of 12 incredibly talented musicians: John Tarbet, Evan Rees, Tim Abbott, Brett McDonald, Nick Sednew, Andy Warren, Sam Crittenden, Aaron Hollon, Kelly McCarty, Evan Laybourn, and AJ Jones. Thank you to the cast, crew, and orchestra for all your hard work. For those of you who did not get to see the show, here are a couple of videos featuring a few of our stellar cast members and our fabulous orchestra. Enjoy!
August 2014 Newsletter
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Getting ready for Danjam Orch rehearsal. We will attempt a Facebook live broadcast somewhere from ~11:30am- 3pm. Stay tuned!
- CINEMATIC PLATTER OF THE WEEK:…this is one album that’ll be in heavy rotation on your turntable for weeks. Media Blackout