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Spiderman Game

The Team and I are having a blast working on the new Marvel Spiderman Game for composer John Paesano.
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Common and the NSO at the Kennedy Center and other news

Unfortunately I did not win the Annie award or the Grammy. But I am very proud to have conducted the orchestra for Justin Hurwitz Oscar winning score and song from La La Land. I am honored to be called by the National Symphony to supervise the arrangements for this one off event on March 22 at the Kennedy Center featuring Common!      
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Tim Davies Big Band at Typhoon

Tim Davies Big Band Monday May 18, 8pm @ Typhoon, $10, FREE parking. Typhoon 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South (Santa Monica Airport) 310 390 6565
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Neat List

Neat list. Never expected to be on it!
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Tricks and Shortcuts

Over the years I have developed a lot of tricks and shortcuts for orchestrating. Here is a screencast where I go from midi file to finished score and you can see my process and how I have tricked out my setup. I am back in the TV world, orchestrating season 4 of Revenge for Fil Eisler. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is out. I orchestrated and conducted the score for Chris Beck.
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Big Band Gig in Melbourne

I will be guesting with the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra at the Apartment on Monday August 25. The last 3 months have been the most intense but rewarding I have ever had. I wrote over an hour of orchestral music with Gustavo Santaolalla for Fox's Book of Life. The music is now mixed and the final touches are being out on the film. It will be released in October. We used up to a 90 piece orchestra, accordion, ethnic flutes, guitars, choir and soloists.  …
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The Hollywood Arrangers

I will be on a panel called "The Hollywood Arrangers" for ASMAC on Wednesday 22nd. I will be talking about my studio setup and how I arrange and orchestrate with Finale.
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Grammy Nominated Albums

I just noticed that I arranged strings on two Grammy Nominated albums this year. Salaam Remi- One in the Chamber and Mack Wilds- New York: A Love Story Take a listen. Salaam Remi and Mack Wilds
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Recording Big Bands can be painful

Upcoming appearances: Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas, TX. January 10 and 11. I am giving a lecture on the 11th at 10am entitled "Notation Plain and Simple -- The Jazz Default." At 6pm I will be premiering a new commission with the Lone Peak High School Big Band from Utah. The rest of the time I will be at the MakeMusic booth in the exhibitors hall. Drop by and say hi. Frozen recently came out and was a huge success. It took me a while, but…
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I survived another trip to Australia

I survived another trip to Australia. I had a great time working with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. As soon as I landed back in LA I started work orchestrating cues for Chris Beck's score for Frozen, a new Disney animated movie. I also conducted the score and some of the songs. I am currently working on some arrangements for a cool project featuring Nas and the National Symphony. Big Band Gig Monday September 30, 8pm @ Typhoon, $10, FREE parking. Typhoon 3221 Donald…
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