JEN-TEN Premiere Video

My commissioned big band piece JEN-TEN, written in honor of the 10thanniversary of the Jazz Education Network, the most important academic organization for jazz, was premiered at the keynote session of the 2019 international JEN Conference by the JEN All Stars Big Band conducted by me, featuring some of the most acclaimed musicians in the world. Soloists included Sean Jones (Jazz at Lincoln Center, Peabody Conservatory), Roxy Coss (Women in Jazz Organization), Francisco Torres (Pancho Sanchez, Disney, Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band), Bob Breithaupt (Byron Stripling, Capital University) and Bob Sinicrope (LaPorta Jazz Award winner). Band members included Jeff Coffin (Dave Mathews Band), Claire Daly (Down Beat poll winner) and Liesl Whitaker (lead trumpet, Jazz Ambassadors). JEN-TEN received an enthusiastic standing ovation.

Watch video of the JEN-TEN Premiere