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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 I finally orchestrated and conducted a Disney animated movie. But my true goal in life was to work on a Justin Bieber film. I beliebed just like he did and my dreams came true. Believe comes out on christmas day with a score by Nathan Lanier and I was honored to do some orchestrations.

I just finished orchestrating and conducting Chris Beck’s score for Endless Love. I also conducted a few episodes of Chris Bacon’s score for Bates Motel and Nathan Furst‘s Need for Speed.

2013-11-25 19.20.38I was in the studio last month with my LA big band. There was a little drama. I was rushing into the piano booth to grab an A and did not notice that some had shut the door. Recording big bands can be painful.

We are back in on the 27th to finish the album off.

I hope to have some time over the break to do some more articles for deBreved.

I recently realized that this album is now 10 years old! Jim Bianco and the TDBB

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