Compositions

Many of my original compositions and public domain arrangements are available.  Some are published by PDF Jazz Music and can be purchased there.  To inquire about other compositions or arrangements or to commission a new work please contact me.

Here is a selected list of some of my compositions and arrangements.

Big Band Compositions

You Again? (2015)
Nogueira Amarga (2012)
Tyson Tunes Up
 (2012)
Blackhawk Blues
 (2012)
There’s a Mingus Among Us
 (2011)
Horsin’ Around
(2011)
Garlic Salsa (2010)
Doppio (2010)
Addin’ Down (2010)
Houdini’s Escape (2010)
Ponder This (2010)
Truck Stop Coffee (2010)
A Visit From St. Nick (2009)
Almost Every Monday (2009)
Sonata (2009)
Professor Steve’s Goat Cheese (2009)
Grandma’s Everyday Dishes (2009)
Danza de la Verde (2009)
A Kneezy Waltz (2009)
The Rocket (2009)
Snipe Hunt (2008)
Miner BlueZ (2004)
Mississippi Musin’ (2003)
Leaving (2002)
The Burning Edge (2001)
San Luis Samba (2000)
Five of Stones (2000)
What Am I Sayn’?! (1999)
Li’l Lady (1999)
Cohibas (1998)
Marrow Escape (1997)
Ron’s Norwegian Ribs (1994)
Forecast (1994)
Dishroom (1992)
Undertow (1991)
Deviled Eggs (1990)
Makin’ Waves (1988)

Big Band Arrangements

In the Bleak Midwinter (2011)
Carol of the Bells
(2007)
Armed Forces Medley
(2006)
Angels We Have Heard On High (2002)
Birdland
(2002)
We Three Kings
(2001)
Santa’s Goin’ To Town
(2000)
Adams State College Alma Mater
(2000)
Amazing Grace
(1999)
I Could Write a Book
(1996)
Cuerpo y Alma (Body and Soul)
(1995)
Witch Hunt
(1993)
In Walked Bud
(1993)
When Sunny Gets Blue
(1992)
Sing, Sing, Sing, (With a Swing)
(1992)
Have You Met Miss Jones?
(1990)

10 Piece Jazz Ensemble Compositions

Sonata (2004)
Miner BlueZ
(2004)
Mississippi Musin’
(2004)
Leaving
(2004)
What Am I Sayn’?!
(2004)
Li’l Lady
(2004)
Cohibas
(2004)
Marrow Escape
(2004)
Five of Stones
(2004)

Jazz Vocal Arrangements

My Foolish Heart (2001)
It Might As Well Be Spring (with big band)
(1992)
A Sunday Kind of Love (with big band)
(1992)
Route 66 (with big band)
(1992)

Saxophone Quartet Arrangements

Honey Pie (2012)
Pure Imagination
(2012)
Hello, Young Lovers
(2012)
Wave
 (2012)
Autumn Leaves
(2012)
Just Friends
(2012)
Songbird
 (2011)
Caravan
(2011)
Body and Soul (2011)

Salsa Band Compositions (with Manuela Soler, lyricist)

Descarga de Nuevo Montuno (2008)
Sabor Rumbero
(2008)
El Ayer
(2008)

Salsa Band Arrangements

Oye Mi Guaguanco (2008)

Concert Band Arrangements

Die Zauberposaunen (2006)

Trombone Ensemble Arrangements

Golden Triangle Overture (trombone choir) (2011)
Little Brown Jug (trombone choir and rhythm)
(2007)
Palmetto’s Blues (trombone choir) (2005)
The Hallelujia Chorus (trombone quartet) (2001)
Après un Rêve (trombone solo and piano) (2001)
Beatus Homo (trombone duet) (2001)
Justi Tulerunt (trombone duet) (2001)
Lush Life (trombone quartet) (1999)

Chamber Ensemble Compositions

Memoriam (saxophone trio) (2012)
Sonatina
(brass quintet)  (2010)
Slaves Emerging (mixed quartet) (1994)
Allegro in 7/8 (piano solo) (1992)
Impromptu for Solo Drumset (drumset solo) (1992)
Twelve Tone Blues (string quartet) (1991)
Prelude and Postlude (brass quartet) (1990)

Musical Theater Arrangements

The Music of Motown (2011)
Back In Time (A Very Special Arts Fair)
(1990)

Electronic Compositions

Ana’s Adventure (2001)
Patterns (1992)