works. (selected)


 

orchestral.

  • the curtains part. (4am. in the woods) - text by Marilyn Nelson (2019, op.118)

    • commissioned by Laurel Music Camp

    • instrumentation: orchestra, choir

    • premiere: 06.28.2019 | Naugatuck, CT

  • i am beneath that water: a song cycle of poetry by James Baldwin. (2018, op.114)
    i. untitled.
    ii. the darkest hour.
    iii. Amen.

    • instrumentation: voice (contralto), orchestra (3 woodwinds, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 bass trombones, vibraphone, electric guitar, piano, acoustic bass, drum set, strings (vln-vla-vcl-vcl))

  • only until. (text by Edna St. Vincent Millay) (2005, op.44)

    • instrumentation: voice (mezzo-soprano), jazz philharmonic orchestra


 

chamber music / solo works.

  • a foundation of sand. (2018, op.117)

    • commissioned by TURNmusic

    • instrumentation: alto flute, bass clarinet, voice (soprano), electric guitar, acoustic bass, cajon, violin, viola, cello

    • premiere: 11.01.2018 | FlynnSpace | Burlington, VT

  • a Pygmy with only one talent. (2016, op.103)

    • commissioned by Weather Vest

    • instrumentation: mixed wind quartet (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor trombone, bass trombone)

    • premiere: 02.01.2016 | Douglass Street Music Collective | Brooklyn, NY

  • at the edge of a world not unlike our own. (2016, op. 102)
    i. hurtling toward oblivion.
    ii. there are good things in all this.
    iii. forward the Foundation.

    • commissioned by Osso String Quartet

    • instrumentation: string quartet

    • premiere: 02.01.2016 | The Owl Music Parlor | Brooklyn, NY

  • it don’t all come easy. (2008, op.66)

    • commissioned by Duo Firenze

    • instrumentation: violin duo

    • premiere: 02.17.2008 | Durham, NC

  • (un)settled. (2006, op.58)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla

    • premiere: 04.20.2006 | New York, NY

  • Ballade for Solo Piano (2006, op.55)

    • instrumentation: solo piano

    • premiere: 03.21.2006 | New York, NY

  • Buendia (2005, op.52)

    • instrumentation: solo piano

  • tetractys. (2005, op.49)
    i. ****
    ii. ***
    iii. **
    iv. *

    • instrumentation: flute, soprano saxophone, trumpet, alto saxophone, trombone, 2 acoustic basses, drum set

    • premiere: 11.09.2005 | New York, NY

  • sphinx. (text by Robert Hayden) (2005, op.48)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla

    • premiere: 11.08.2005 | New York, NY

  • slappy goes to market. (2005, op.47)

    • commissioned by Matthew Wright

    • instrumentation: trombone quartet

    • premiere: 11.2005 | New York, NY


 

jazz large ensemble.

  • prelude & fanfare: the Patriot. (2017, op.113)

  • two poems by James Baldwin & Langston Hughes. (2017, op.111)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4, voice (contralto)

    • premiere: 04.25.2017 | Boston, MA

  • fist in the air, eyes to the sun. (2016, op.110)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 12.13.2016 | Boston, MA

  • i can see my country from here. (Symphony No.2 for the Awakening Orchestra) (2016, op.109)
    i. free labor, free land, free men.
    ii. liberté, égalité, fraternité.
    iii. ethos, pathos, logos.
    iv. epilogue: i can see my country from here.

    • for the Awakening Orchestra

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-2-5

    • premiere: 11.11.2016 | ShapeShifter Lab | Brooklyn, NY

  • beard swagger. (Ians after dark) (2016, op.106)

    • commissioned by NYC iSchool

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 06.08.2016 | New York, NY

  • to call her to a higher plain. (Concerto for Violin & Awakening Orchestra) (2015, op.93)
    i. on the technicians of power.
    ii. on the acceptance of things that we can not change.
    iii. on the changing of things that we can not accept.

    • for the Awakening Orchestra

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-5, solo violin

    • premiere: 04.16.2015 | SubCulture | New York, NY

  • dystopian skies. (2014, op.90)

    • commissioned by the UMass Amherst Chapel Jazz Ensemble

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 11.25.2014 | Amherst, MA

  • fanfare: we dig. (2012, op.78)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 06.29.2012 | Winsted, CT

  • introduction: the hotTness. (2011, op.77)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 07.01.2011 | Winsted, CT

  • this is not the answer. (Symphony No.1 for the Awakening Orchestra) (2010, op.72)
    i. overture & evolution.
    ii. empty promises.
    iii. this is not the answer.
    iv. the hypocrite & the hope.

  • the Words, they fail to come. (2007, op.63)

    • for the Awakening Orchestra

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-5

    • premiere: 03.12.2007 | Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola | New York, NY

  • maybe I am (okay with this). (2006, op.54)

  • prelude & fanfare: the Prophet. (2006, op.50)

  • blues for anyone but you. (2005, op.43)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 4-2-2-4

    • premiere: 03.10.2005 | Brooklyn, NY

  • protest. (2004, op.33)

  • When Milton Goes a-Walkin’ (2003, op.26)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 03.04.2003 | Boston, MA

  • Explorations of a Theme by Johannes Brahms (2003, op.25)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 03.04.2003 | Boston, MA

  • Myself, as to a Naked Mind (2002, op.16)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 03.04.2003 | Boston, MA

  • Groove on a Coffee Grind (1999, op.5)

    • instrumentation: jazz orchestra 5-4-4-4

    • premiere: 04.1999 | Greenville, SC


 

jazz small ensemble / chamber jazz.

  • the delicate orange glow of misdirection. (2015, op.101)

    • instrumentation: trumpet, baritone saxophone/flute, electric guitar, piano, acoustic bass, drum set

    • premiere: 12.18.2015 | Boston, MA

  • the Equivocation. (2006, op.62)

    • instrumentation: trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, electric bass, drum set

  • …and Again. (2006, op.61)

    • instrumentation: trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, electric bass, drum set

  • occasionally deserving. (2006, op.60)

    • instrumentation: trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, electric bass, drum set

    • premiere: 07.16.2006 | Randolph, NJ

  • (un)Settled. (2006, op.58)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 04.20.2006 | New York, NY

  • only… (2006, op.57)

    • instrumentation: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, piano, acoustic bass, drum set

    • premiere: 04.17.2006 | New York, NY

  • tetractys. (2005, op.49)
    i. ****
    ii. ***
    iii. **
    iv. *

    • instrumentation: flute, soprano saxophone, trumpet, alto saxophone, trombone, 2 acoustic basses, drum set

    • premiere: 11.09.2005 | New York, NY

  • sphinx. (text by Robert Hayden) (2005, op.48)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla

    • premiere: 11.08.2005 | New York, NY

  • Suspicious of Himself (2002, op.15)

    • instrumentation: saxophone quartet, piano, bass, drum set

    • premiere: 07.2002 | Boston, MA


 

art song / chamber pop.

  • 2.37.am. (2010, op.71)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 04.17.2010 | New York, NY

  • drill. (2010, op.70)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 04.17.2010 | New York, NY

  • jericho. (2010, op.69)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 04.17.2010 | New York, NY

  • down to your level. (2010, op.68)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 04.17.2010 | New York, NY

  • unRehearsed. (2008, op.65)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 03.07.2008 | New York, NY

  • His Royal Lordship (the Earl of Orleans) (2007, op.64)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla/percussion

    • premiere: 11.10.2007 | Brooklyn, NY

  • sphinx. (text by Robert Hayden) (2005, op.48)

    • for alice.

    • instrumentation: voice (tenor), accordion, woodwinds, violin, cello, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, tabla

    • premiere: 11.08.2005 | New York, NY