Experienced Arranger for Hire
My specialty is writing for instrumental ensembles—with and without a vocal soloist. I've been doing it for about 25 years.
If you have an idea—even one that seems kind of crazy—I believe I can help you bring it to life!
(You wouldn't believe some of requests I've fulfilled over the years...)
Here's an overview of the styles and ensembles I've written for the most:
. 2 to 6 horns
. Rock, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Funk, Ska, Swing, Blues, Country, etc.
... I've transcribed and arranged well over 100 of these
. Combo, Big Band, Little Big Band
. w/ or w/o Vocalist
. Jazz, Swing, various Latin Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, etc.
...I've transcribed over 50 full big band charts...comp./arr. dozens more
. Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Choir, w/ or w/o rhythm section
. Jazz, R&B, Soul, Movie Themes, Pop, Holiday and Sacred Music, Sprituals
...I've arranged a LOT of music for saxophones, especially quartets
. Specialist in arranging for winds & sideline percussion.
. Working in tandem with percussion arranger who writes for the battery
...I've been a staff arranger for the Penn State Univ. Blue Band since 2002.
Gallup (yes, the poll people... Disney Medley for studio big band and choir)
Boy Scouts of America ("Follow Me Boys" for studio orchestra and choir)
Saxations (18 pop, soul, funk, jazz arrangements for four saxes & rhythm)
Rob Parton Big Band ("Christmas Time is Here" for CD)
Penn State Blue Band (staff arranger since 2002)
Jackie Allen (vocalist with big band)
Chris Vadala (saxophone soloist with big band)
Swing Nouveau (transcribed & arranged over 30 classic big band charts)
Autumn Blaze (twelve Big Band-with-Vocal Soloist)
John "JT Blues" Thompson (nine 4-horn charts for Blues recording session)
Occasional Brass & Strings (arranged chamber music for strings & trumpet soloist)
Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band (transcribed "Ballad to Max" from MF Horn, Vol.1)
Let's discuss your project
Contact me for a no-pressure consultation. Tell me as much as you can about your project and I'll give you a fee quote.
Big Band w/ Vocalist
Blues Horn Section
R&B Saxes & Rhythm