New York on my Mind
Sorry it’s been too long! 2005 closed out with new music written for Phil Woods & the Capitol Quartet, Pat Martino, Tierney Sutton, Rachael Price, Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra, US Army Jazz Knights, Howard University, and Central College in Iowa (It was a busy couple of months!).
In New York earlier this month, I heard one of the most stunning performances of my life. John Hollenbeck and Big Band Graz. Absolutely beautiful music. I just finished a new piece for the great Walt Whitman H.S. Jazz Ensemble, and I think a little bit of the freedom and elasticity of that music rubbed off on me!
Lots of exciting things ahead in the near future including more commissions, and guest artist/meet the composer appearances in Kansas and Arizona. Look for a new ABJO project soon also!
Best wishes to all, and please keep in touch! -Alan