"Soul Tango" lead sheet

Organ Trio

Jazz Ensemble

Free Chart Friday, 23rd installment

Here's a fun soul-tango for your combo.

Go to the full post to download the free lead sheets & mp3s.


Posted on January 30, 2015 .

"Mirage" wins Ithaca contest

My new jazz ensemble work Mirage just won First Place in the 2015 Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest (pro/college composer division).


The IC Jazz Ensemble will perform the work on March 2 with guest saxophone soloist Rudresh Mahanthappa. Double woo-hoo!

Here's the official announcement from Ithaca College: http://www.ithaca.edu/music/ensembles/jazzensemble/CompContest/


I plan to publish Mirage for jazz ensemble some time this spring. In the meantime, though, you can listen to a killer performance of it by the Towson University Jazz Ensemble. Their director Jim McFalls saw great possibility in the ambient-sound parts of the score and coaxed more color out of his wind players than I had imagined. Thanks, Jim!


p.s. The sextet version of Mirage is already available on my site, right here.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

New Year = New Savings

Everything in the catalog is on sale for the next few days. This includes all of the popular saxophone quartet, jazz ensemble and jazz combo charts. It also includes the brand-new Václav's Dream for unaccompanied saxophone and other new titles.

»» Save 15% at checkout by using the promo code HOWDY2015.

This offer expires sometime Monday morning, January 5, 2015.

Posted on January 1, 2015 .

New Christmas lead sheet

Free Chart Friday, 22nd installment

Here's a lush reharmonizations of Silent Night (Stille Nacht), one of the most beloved Christmas Carols.

Go to the full post to learn more and download the free lead sheets and mp3s.

Merry Christmas.


Posted on December 19, 2014 .

Unaccompanied Saxophone piece

I'm delighted to present my first published concert work for unaccompanied saxophone. Václav's Dream is a romp through an imagined Bulgarian-Romani-Klezmer soundscape.

Here's my performance of it from the 2014 New England Saxophone Symposium:

Posted on December 17, 2014 .