Earlier this month I was stoked to be awarded the position of 2016 Composer-in-Residence with the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. I’ve been commissioned to write 3 new pieces for their Composer’s Ensemble to be premiered at the Perth International Jazz Festival in early June.
I’ve been listening to lots of Bob Brookmeyer and Maria Schneider and studying their scores to get in the right headspace to write for this particular group. I’ve started sketching some ideas it looks like things are moving in a more contemporary direction from a lot of my previous output. Early days for now though!