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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.
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.
(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.
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.
Alternating between a 7/4 straight-eighths groove and 4/4 swing, “Wired” challenges your big band to bring disparate aspects of jazz style together in a cohesive and musical way.