I’m very honored to share that my composition Trickle Down has been selected for performance at the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop’s 32nd Summer Showcase Concert.
The concert has historically served to showcase the best works to come out of the Workshop each season. From these works, a panel of judges selects a winner of the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize and Manny Albam Commission. In the past, this award has gone to some modern big band heroes of mine, including Darcy James Argue, Miho Hazama, and Remy Le Boeuf.
This will be the first (and—knock on wood—only) Summer Showcase to be completely remote and online. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the 2020 recital and forced the Workshop to meet online via Zoom for the past year.
I’m really honored and excited to share my music at this long-awaited performance alongside some really great writers: Ann Belmont, James Chirillo, Patrick Cornelius, Chuck Iwanusa, Rin Seo, Tracy Yang, and Dan Pugach (who won the commission in 2019).
To attend the online event (for free!), make sure you register on ASMAC’s website here. I look forward to seeing you all there!
PS, My composition Big Band Counterpoint was in the running to be on the ill-fated 2020 recital. Luckily, we recorded it remotely so you can enjoy it on Youtube, Spotify, Bandcamp, and pretty much anywhere else.