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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Premiere of "Bacheque"

Here's the premiere performance of Bacheque, an original work by the SOUL-JAZZ Big Band. Bill Straub pays the alto solo, and Dean Keller is on baritone sax.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Streaming SOUL-JAZZ

Here's our October 12 live radio performance on Jazz 90.1 FM. The SOUL-JAZZ Big Band performing classics, a few new arrangements, and the premiere performance of Bacheque, a new original written especially for this occasion.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SOUL-JAZZ Big Band live on Jazz 90.1

Jazz 90.1 FM
Russell Scarbrough's SOUL-JAZZ Big Band will be performing live on WGMC 90.1 FM radio in Rochester, NY on Wednesday October 12 from 7-8pm. The performance will also be streaming live at www.jazz901.org. Tune in for an hour of live music with a band of great soloists, featuring all original arrangements. You'll hear great tunes by Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, and more. We'll also be premiering a brand new original piece entitled BACHEQUE — so don't miss this exciting event!

Friday, August 26, 2016

BlueSpin

I had a great experience this past spring at French Road Elementary with band director Debbie Parker and jazz guitarist Bob Sneider. Good composers can write at all levels, I believe, and as much as I value working with highly trained professionals, the creative benefits of working with children can be just as rewarding. Fortunately, in this instance, I was able to do both.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Jazz ensemble works at eJazzLines.com

I'm pleased to announce that a number of my recent works for jazz ensemble are now published by Walrus Music Publishing, and available from eJazzLines.com, one of the largest distributors of quality jazz publications.

eJazzLinesAmong those newly released are:
Incipit Vita Nova, composed for Jon Faddis
Something's Burning, in homage to Stevie Ray Vaughan, performed by the American Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Needledrop, Touch, and Song of the Northern Road, a trio of pieces commissioned by Rochester, New York area high school jazz ensembles

Click here to go directly to my catalog of charts at eJazzLines.

Some of my older works for jazz ensemble may also be found at Really Good Music