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You know that tune you're looking for? The one you can't find anywhere? And all you can find are charts that are too difficult, too easy, too predictable, feature the wrong soloists, or are just not happening?

I'm pleased to announce my brand new big band chart Chanukah Joy, a set of variations on the well-known Chanukah song Ma'oz Tzur (Rock of Ages).

This is for you: a short piece for solo saxophone in a neo-Frenchie vibe (at least, that's how I think about it). Download, sightread and enjoy.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra announces auditions for 2nd alto saxophone.

Click for more details and audition info.


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