Arranging and Composing

 

I enjoy writing for big bands, horn sections and small ensembles.  I studied privately with Bob Parini, Bill Zaccagni and Marion Evans.  I recently was accepted to attend the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop and I've been attending since September 2018.  I’ve written many arrangements for small groups as part of their live shows and recordings.  I’ve also written arrangements and compositions for big bands, some of which have been recorded and are available for purchase.  Writing offers me the opportunity to express my musical ideas at a pace that accommodates attention to detail.  I enjoy the process.  In 2013 I recorded a big band project that consisted of four of my arrangements performed by some of Philadelphia’s finest musicians.  If you would like a copy, email me, and I’ll send you a CD.  Hopefully, this will eventually be part of a full-length recording of my big band writing.

 

Listen to my arrangement of Transition

 

len with scorehorn section

Upcoming

  • 04/25/2019
    Cafe Lava - Philadelphia, PA
     
  • 04/28/2019
    Centre for the Arts - Bristol, PA
     
  • 05/30/2019
    Cafe Lava - Philadelphia, PA
     
  • 06/15/2019
    The Chapel of the Four Chaplains - Philadelphia, PA
     

what's new

At the end of last year I went into the studio to record six of my big band arrangements.  We are now in the process of mixing the recordings.  I'll keep you posted on our progress.

I've been attending the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop since September and as a result I have some new compositions/arrangements for big band.  I'll make them available soon. 

I have a new arrangement for Big Band available on the Store page titled No More, No Less. This is a jazz ballad featuring alto saxophone.  Recently, I got a chance to hear it played by The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra.  They sounded great and I was pleased with the chart.  It is based on an assignment given to me by Phil Woods. Unfortunately, he never got to hear it. That's what happens when you wait 30 years to do your homework. No More, No Less is a tribute to the master, Phil Woods.

 

 

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