pieces are listed in alphabetical order
for jazz band
premiere: December 2010 in Sanders Theater (Cambridge, MA) by members of Berklee College
Music for "Beyond Cheesecake"
for Becky Cooper, a country song on a whim
Music for "Coffeehouse"
music for the short film "Coffeehouse"
directed by Brian Harris
screenings: June 2008 during the 48-Hour Film Project (Greensboro, NC)
Samples: Funky Drummer, Apache, Dilli Düdük, Çakkıdı
Turkey is sometimes known as the crossroads of the world, and here, the shape (Dilli Düdük) and electronic sounds (Çakkıdı) of Turkish popular music mix with the rhythms (Funky Drummer) and jazzy lines (Apache) of American music samples
for saxophone and strings
original opener for the short film "Coffeehouse"
I know I been changed
for jazz ensemble
In Dark of Night
for jazz combo
recorded 2011 by Jon Bean (saxophone), Evan Allen (piano), Greg Loughman (bass), Nick Girondin (guitar), and Ramón (cajón)
A Rose for Violet
with Cody Weavil (lyrics, melody) and Kristen Leinbach (additional music and lyrics)
premiere: May 2008 in Southwest Guilford High School (High Point, NC)
Take Me Away
with Kristen Leinbach (lyrics, additional music)
premiere: May 2009 in Southwest Guilford High School (High Point, NC)
Who I Can Be
with Mio Sakata (lyrics and melody), ft. Akihito Fujii