BLOG / Mar 9, 2012

Sammy Nestico Award 2010

I was awarded the Sammy Nestico Award in jazz arranging in 2010.  My piece,"Blues for Pembroke" was performed by the Airmen of Note as part of a concert at George Washington University.  It was a great honor meeting Sammy Nestico, one of my earliest writing influences.  Being told by Sammy that your chart "really swung", is something I will always remember.  As you can imagine, the band sounded fantastic.  I recently wrote a new commission for the Airmen that will be performed later this year on tour.