COMMISSIONS

Greg regularly receives commissions for musical groups of all types. If you are interested in a commission, contact Greg here.

Commission in Progress

Cascadia arrangement for big band of the title track from flugelhorn artist Dmitri Matheny's latest CD.

Recently Completed Commissions

Kingston Fire for the Kingston High School Jazz Band, Tom Guenther, Director, for the band's upcoming performance at the NAfME All Northwest Conference.

Take My Breath Away arrangement for solo vocal and big band for Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band.

"Celebration Overture" to celebrate the 10th anniversary of McCall SummerFest, for the SummerFest Orchestra, Eric Garcia, Music Director. View the score and listen here.

Full Blown little big band version for Willis Delony, Louisiana State University Distinguished Professor.

On the Air for the Washington State University Symphony Orchestra, Danh Pham, Music Director, and recordings of themes scored for WSU ensembles for radio broadcast to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Northwest Public Broadcasting. More information here. A recording of the orchestral version will be posted soon.

Ray for Caleb Chapman's Crescent Super Band on the occasion of the retirement of Brigham Young University Saxophone and Jazz Studies Professor Ray Smith.

Sioux Center Shuffle for the Sioux Center High School Jazz Band, Sioux Center, Iowa, Meghan Powell, Director. Listen to a recording by the Washington State University Jazz Big Band here.

It's Santa! for the Brigham Young University Idaho Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Big Band, Nori Brower and Mark Watkins, Directors. Listen to a recording of the YAZZ Band with the JECCA Vocal Jazz Ensemble here, and a recording of a version with the YAZZ Band and vocalist Horace Alexander Young here..

Conspiracy Theory for the Spokane Falls Community College Jazz Band, David Larsen, Director. Watch video of the Washington State University Jazz Big Band here.

Clarino for solo trumpet and wind ensemble for Dean McNeill, Trumpet Professor and Director of the School of Music at the University of Saskatchewan. This will be premiered in February of 2022.

Lone Stars for the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Jazz Orchestra, Kris Berg, director. Listen to a recording by the Washington State University Jazz Big Band here.

After Charlie, big band version, written in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Charlie Parker's birth, for the Jazz Education Network All Stars Big Band. Premiered at the 2020 JEN Conference with Yasinitsky conducting. Soloists include Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Roxy Coss, Mark Whitfield, Ellen Rowe and Bob Breithaupt. Watch video.

Best of Friends for the Stanford Jazz Band, Mike Galisatus, Director. Watch video of a performance by the Washington State University Faculty Big Band with Mike Galisatus..

Prairie Fire for the University of Wyoming Jazz Band, Ben Markley, director.

JEN-TEN written in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Jazz Education Network. Premiered at the keynote session of the 2019 international JEN Conference by the JEN All Star Big Band with Yasinitsky conducting. Soloists included Bob Sinicrope, bass; Roxy Coss, tenor saxophone; Francisco Torres, trombone; Sean Jones, trumpet; and Bob Breithaupt, drums. Band members included Jeff CoffinClaire Daly and Liesl Whitaker. Watch video.

My Man Dave for the University of New Hampshire Jazz Band in honor of Professor Emeritus David Seiler. Premiered October 16, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire.

Heartfelt and Diabolical for alto saxophone and piano for Vanessa Sielert, Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. Premiered at the 2018 WSU Festival of Contemporary Art Music. Also performed at the conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance. Listen on Spotify.

Partial Eclipse for Big Band in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Las Vegas Academy. Included on the YAZZ Band CD. Listen here.

Creepin' (arrangement) for the Colorado Jazz Repertory Ensemble, featuring Art Bouton, alto saxophone.

True North for the Michael Garding Big Band, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the British Columbia Interior Jazz Festival. Listen here. Watch video of the premiere performance here. Listen to a recording by the YAZZ Band on Spotify.

Drive for the Washington State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble in honor of Kirk Schulz, 11th President of Washington State University. Listen to Drive here.

Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, winner of the American Prize, for Willis Delony, piano, and the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. For more information, click here. To watch video, click here.

Singular Vision, commissioned by the Sound Alliance at Brigham Young University, Idaho, directed by Mark Watkins. Listen here.

Nighthawk in Flight, commissioned by the Washington State University Wind Ensemble. Listen here.