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Spain (2001) An arrangement of the Chick Corea tune with the Rodrigo opening. Lots of room for solos. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.
Up There (2001) An original Lyric and SATB arrangement of the Ray Brown tune. Live recording by Soundsation at the Edmonds Community College Jazz Festival.
New York State of Mind (2002) An arrangement of the Billy Joel classic. Live recording by the Selah High School Vikolairs.
*Light Through The Glass (2002) A sensual bossa nova with tight voicing and an interesting lyric. Winner of the 2002 Lional Hampton Jazz Festival Vocal Jazz Composition Competition. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.
*Living In Sunlight (2003) An original calypso tune with a fun lyric and room for solos. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.
*Indiana (2003) An arrangement of the old standard Indiana and Charlie Parker's Donna Lee. Includes original lyrics and Big Band accompaniment. Live recording by the WSU Big Band and WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.
The Shadow of the Hill (2004) An original bossa nova in the style of Tom Jobim. Winner of the 2004 Lional Hampton Jazz Festival Vocal Jazz Composition Competition. Live recording by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir with guest pianist Brent Edstrom.
Cloudburst (2004) An arrangement of the classic Jon Hendricks' tongue-twister. Inspired by the Pointer Sisters, this chart has plenty of room for improv, which builds up to a roaring polyphonic climax. Live recording by the SHS Vikolairs.
Washington, My Washington (2004) The Washington State University school song, arranged in a "Take Six" style that is both hip and jazzy. This song is a strong feature piece. Recorded live by the WSU Vocal Jazz Choir.
As Time Goes By (2007) An a cappella arrangement of the Casablanca classic. Recorded by The West Salem HS Jazz Choir.
L-O-V-E (2007) An arrangement of Nat King Cole's classic. With scat and lyric solos throughout. Recorded by the West Salem HS Jazz Choir.
The future: Bobby Watson and the UMKC Big Band will premiere Rhapsody for Dean Moriarty in Kansas City, MO.
The future: Ashly Evans will premiere Birdsongs in Houston, TX.
The future: Jeux pour Jumeaux will be premiered in San Francisco, CA.
fall, 2013: Ryan Ford will perform BA(da)SS in Hartford, CT.
summer/fall, 2013: The Agosto Duo will premiere a new work for oboe and english horn.
summer, 2013: David Tayloe will premiere A Page Out of Zen.
May 26th, 2013: Joseph Abad and Marko Stuparovic will perform Icarus in West Hartford, CT.
April 22nd, 2013: Jordan Jacobson will perform fragments and memories with the HICO Orchestra in CT.
April 20th, 2013: Jordan Jacobson will perform fragments and memories with the HICO Orchestra in CT.
April 19-20, 2013: The UMKC Opera Dept. will perform portions of Songs from Behind the Curtain.
April 7th, 2013: Joseph Abad and Marko Stuparovic will premiere Icarus in West Hartford, CT.
February 21st, 2013: Not Death, but Love will be performed by the Ouroboros Quartet at a Misha-maya-gat event in Manchester, CT.
October 18th, 2012: Sheri Brown and others will perform Getz Going: A Suite for Eddie Sauter in Manchester, CT.
October 14th, 2012: Sheri Brown and others will perform Getz Going: A Suite for Eddie Sauter in Hartford, CT.
August 23rd, 2012: Sheri Brown and others will premiere Getz Going: A Suite for Eddie Sauter on a Hartford Phase Shift concert.
June 7th, 2012 7pm: A concert of the works of Ryan Jesperson will be presented at the Hartt School in West Hartford CT.
May 31st, 2012: The Invisible, Magic, Soccer Phone will be premiered in Middlefield, CT.
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