Selected Jazz Compositions

Jazz Compositions

Classical compositions

ELEGY (2007) - solo tumpet and jazz ensemble

KANTANOYA (2007) - jazz ensemble

BY ALL ACCOUNTS (2007) - jazz ensemble - Commissioned by IAJE/SOCAN for the 2008 IAJE Conference in Toronto

HIGH FLIGHT (2007) - jazz ensemble

OFF CENTER (2007) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2007 Summer Music Institute

THIS AND THAT (2007) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2007 Summer Music Institute

OH! CANADA (2006) - jazz ensemble - an arrangement of O Canada (a-la Basie/Nestico)

QUIRKY (2006) - jazz ensemble

SPINNY (2006) - jazz ensemble

SNAKES ALIVE (2006) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2006 UBC Summer Music Institute

SAMMY’S ‘BONES (2005) - jazz ensemble

RIGHT TO THE POINT (2005) - jazz ensemble - written for Brad Turner

PICTURES FOR JAZZ ENSEMBLE (2005) - jazz ensemble - a 60 minute concerto for jazz orchestra based on themes from Modest Moussorgsky’s “Pictures At An Exhibition”

PARADE OF THE MATADORS (2005) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2005 UBC Summer Music Institute.

AMONG THE PYRAMIDS (2004) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2004 UBC Summer Music Institute

ON SECOND THOUGHT (2003) - jazz ensemble

GENTLY SWAYING (2003) - jazz ensemble. Recording - Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra CD “Forward Motion” (Cellar Live - 2006)

LOCUS (2003) - jazz ensemble

FLOATATION DEVICE (2003) - jazz ensemble. Recording - Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra CD “Forward Motion” (Cellar Live - 2006)

ODDLY ENOUGH (2003) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2003 UBC Summer Music Institute. Recording - Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra CD “Forward Motion” (Cellar Live - 2006)

OPPOSITION PARTY (2002) - jazz ensemble. Recording - Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra CD “Forward Motion” (Cellar Live - 2006)

A FEW SHADES DARKER (2002) - jazz ensemble. Recording - Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra CD “Forward Motion” (Cellar Live - 2006)

CONTINENTAL DRIFT (2002) - jazz ensemble

FILIGREE (2002) - jazz ensemble. Published by Sierra Music Publications.

INTO THE LIGHT (2002) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2002 UBC Summer Music Institute. Published by Sierra Music Publications.

SAX-ACCORD (2001) - Jazz Ensemble - written for the 2001 UBC Summer Music Institute. Published by Sierra Music Publications

MACHINA: A Concerto for Jazz Orchestra (2001) - jazz ensemble - commissioned by the Hard Rubber Orchestra with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts. Recording - Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra CD “Forward Motion” (Cellar Live - 2006)

A LITTLE STATIC CLING (2000) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2000 UBC Summer Music Institute. Published by Sierra Music Publications

WHIRLWIND (2000) - jazz ensemble - written for the 2000 UBC Summer Music Institute - Published by Sierra Music Publications.

SEA SPRAY (2000) - jazz ensemble - Published by Sierra Music Publications

THE COOL ONES (1998) - jazz ensemble - Published by Sierra Music Publications

GRAY SKIES (1997) - jazz ensemble - Published bySierra Music Publications

SWINGIN’ ON THE LOOP (1997) - jazz ensemble

MISSING YOU (1997) - jazz ensemble - Published by Sierra Music Publications (also a short junior version)

OUTSIDE LINING (1997) - jazz ensemble

GET BACK HERE (1996) - jazz ensemble

SPANISH BANKS (1996) - jazz ensemble - published by Sierra Music Publications

JOHNSTON SWING (1996) - jazz ensemble - commissioned by Martin Murphy Middle School (Santa Clara, California)

SOMETHING FOR ERNIE (1995) - jazz ensemble - commissioned by Martin Murphy Middle School (Santa Clara, California) - published by Sierra Music Publications

BASMA DRAK (1995) - jazz ensemble

FROM THE TOP (1983/1995) - jazz ensemble - published by Sierra Music Publications - recorded by the Westcoast Jazz Orchestra CBC Radio

TALUS: Part II (1983/1993) - jazz ensemble - an award winner of the Cornell University Jazz Composition Competition (1994)

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (1987) - jazz ensemble - a winner of the 1987 PRO Jazz Composer Competition

SOFT WINDS (1986) - jazz ensemble - Published by Sierra Music Publications

LITTLE MOUNTAIN SAMBA (1986) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

MAKE WAY (1985) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

QUIET RIVER (1984) - jazz ensemble - commissioned by Robron Secondary School (Campbell River, BC)

BLUES IN THE BASEMENT (1983) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

WHAT’S THE USE? (1983) - jazz ensemble

ALMOST, BUT NOT QUITE (1982) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

LITTLE VICKI (1982) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music - recorded by the Westcoast Jazz Orchestra CBC Radio

HOW CAN I SAY IT ALL? (1982) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music - recorded by the Westcoast Jazz Orchestra

BONES OF CONTENTION (1981) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

WEST COAST SHUFFLE (1981) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

MISSING YOU (1981) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music

OFF THE WALL (1980) - jazz ensemble - recorded by Gary Guthman "Moonchild" CTL (Canadian Talent Library)

SWISS BANKS ACCOUNT (1978) - jazz ensemble - commissioned by Tommy Banks - recorded by the Tommy Banks Big Band CBC Radio and CBC TV

COME ON DOWN (1978) - jazz ensemble - commissioned by Bob Hales - recorded by CBC Radio

Y’ER BASIC BLUE (1977) - jazz ensemble - published by Tapestry Music - recorded by the Westcoast Jazz Orchestra

STATEMENTS I, II, III (1976) - jazz ensemble - Mvts 2 and 3 recorded by the Bob Hales Big Band CBC Radio