My interest in composing for large ensembles goes back to the mid 1990's when guitarist Jeff Raheb and I founded the now defunct "Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra". This 17 piece big band performed original music composed by myself and Jeff Raheb. The group lasted for 6 years.
In 2016 I created the "Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble" which is a 12 piece ensemble featuring strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and voice. Our debut CD is scheduled for release in early 2018.
In Falll, 2017, my first chamber orchestra piece "Canvas #1" was performed in Black Mountain, NC.
Original Big Band Music
Brooklyn Jazz Composer's Orchestra performing:
3. Jazz Tune
6. The Riff
11. One for Miles
Danish Big Band (Arhus Conservatory)