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Written in dedication to jazz educator, Dr. Robert Washut in honor of his retirement. This is a soulful piano and baritone saxophone feature with a big shout section.
Medium tempo straight 8th tune that features baritone saxophone and flugelhorn soloists.
Commissioned by the University of Northern Iowa, Indra Kunindra is an approachable multi-sectional mixed-meter piece scored for eight brass and the option for additional percussion.
A spirited shuffle vocal arrangement on this traditional song. Each wind section has a soli, and there is an open solo section over blues to feature who ever you would like.
Lips of Faith Big Band – Originally composed for jazz octet for Ryan Middagh’s album Colorado Brew. This is a soulful and slow baritone saxophone feature that audiences love.
An original composition by Ryan with lyrics by Shirley Hilton. This vocal Latin Bolero has shades of Stan Kenton and features an extended trumpet solo.
(9 Brass) Renovation is a ruckus 7/4 rock piece with a contrasting 3/4 section. This piece features soprano saxophone and trumpet soloists in a modal context.
This is a funky multi-sectional epic, that predominantly features trumpet and keyboard. The band will love playing this one, especially the half-time shuffle section.
A soulful trombone feature originally written for Joel “the Soul Bagel” Nagel. This chart is easy to put together and satisfying to listen to and play.
A soulful slow swing arranged for Grammy-Award Winning Saxophonist Jeff Coffin, Sweet Magnolias features a solo tenor saxophone and an open solo section to feature anyone in the band.
A bluesy trombone feature originally written by Ryan and Jeff Coffin to feature their friend Wycliffe Gordon. A fun shuffle, this chart provides a fun vehicle to pass some solos around the ensemble and features a challenging sax soli.