Jeremy RETURNS to FULL-TIME TEACHING POSITION AT THE SCHOOL FOR MUSIC VOCATIONS in 2017-18!
Jeremy is thrilled to announce that he accepted a Full-Time Instructor position at The School for Music Vocations (SMV) in Creston, Iowa this fall. He is honored to have the opportunity to return to work with the Professional Music majors there, to direct ensembles there, and honor a program that was started by his mentor Phil Mattson. His wife Kathryn has joined the school faculty as well – teaching applied strings, piano, voice, music fundamentals, and ear-training. The SMV is a 2-year college with a unique harmony-based curriculum where EVERY music major takes jazz/classical piano and arranging every semester – along with classes in rehearsal techniques, recording studio production, classical/jazz theory, ear-training, and jazz performance, among other classes. If you know of someone who would benefit from this curriculum, contact Jeremy ASAP as there are still spots available for Fall 2018.
Jeremy DIREcTS FIRST-EVER "REAL GROUP FESTIVAL" in the United states – at the school for music vocations in april 2018!
This fall at the School for Music Vocations, Jeremy will direct the inaugural SMV Real Group Festival (for vocal jazz, a cappella, chamber, and madrigal choirs) on APRIL 6-7, 2018. There is a brand new festival format that includes a length FORTY-minute clinic. Then, ensembles will perform back-to-back for each other at the end of the morning session, and at the end of the afternoon session – receiving taped or written comments. For an additional fee, (on a first-come first-served basis) you may also book a 60- to 75-minute recording session to record a selection or two in our state-of-the-art recording studio. Only TEN spots are available for this opportunity, so early registration is encouraged. To register, head to our www.VocalJazzFest.com website.
Newly licensed charts with PERUSAL VIDEOS AT JEREMY's SCORE STORE!
To program one of Jeremy's new arrangements/compositions for your ensemble, visit the Vocal Score Store. You can now perusal many of his charts there. For any questions, please feel free to contact Jeremy.
Jeremy DIRECTS ALL-STATE JAZZ CHOIRS IN NEW YORK, NEBRASKA, and Wisconsin in 2017-18 – and will conduct North Dakota ALL-STATE JAZZ CHOIR in 2018!
For Jeremy's complete schedule, click here.
JEREMY ACCEPTING COMMISSIONS FOR 2018-19!
Would you like Jeremy to write for YOUR vocal group, choir, big band, or orchestra? It is a surprisingly easy process to commission Jeremy for 2015-16, and all starts by filling out this form! If you are interested, contact Jeremy as soon as possible, as spots for writing commissions can go quickly!
JEREMY RETURNS FROM CUBA CONDUCTING BOSSA NOVA SINFONICO!
In May 2016, Jeremy returned from Havana, Cuba, with the Bossa Nova Sinfónico ensemble. Jeremy wrote many of the orchestral arrangements for this show, conducting the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba as part of the Disco Festival Cuba 2016. The featured Jazz/Brazilian quintet includes singer Rose Max, guitarist Ramatis Moraes, bassist Jamie Ousley, pianist Michael Orta and drummer Carlomagno Araya. In March 2013, the premiere of Bossa Nova Sinfónico resulted in the release of a live recording of the CD "Bossa Nova Sinfónico: Recordando a Antonio Carlos Jobim", which was nominated for the Latin Grammy Awards, and which won the "Best CD of the Year" award in 2014, by the Brazilian Press Awards." For more info, please visit www.BossaNovaSinfonico.com
Jeremy was nominated in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for his arrangement of "All My Tomorrows", featuring vocalist Kate McGarry, and flugelhorn player Jared Hall. The track features more than 40 orchestral players, piano (Daniel Strange), guitar (René Toledo), bass (Geoff Saunders), and drums (Michael Piolet). Assistant engineering were Stefania Martinez, Kelly Garner, and Jason Richmond. Mastering by Bill Hare.
The arrangement is from Jeremy's "With Love" album, which is available at iTunes and Amazon, as well as other digital stores. The album features 11 of Jeremy's orchestral and big band arrangements sung by a stunning line-up of vocalists: Kate McGarry, Kate Reid, Sunny Wilkinson, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Wendy Pedersen, Derek Fawcett, Anders Edenroth, Rose Max and Kevin Mahogany.