******THE LATEST NEWS******
TWELVE NEW PUBLISHED CHARTS IN 2019 SO FAR
Jeremy just published a SLEW of new (and older) charts, with more coming soon! The latest are “Garby the Great” , a minor swinger off of Rosana Eckert’s newest solo album – and “Feeling Good”, a funky a cappella version of the Nina Simone classic. Check them out at Jeremy’s Score Store!
Jeremy To present at JEN 2020 in New ORLEANS
Jeremy will present a session entitled “How to Dig Your Vocal Jazz (and Jazz Band) Charts Deeper” at the 2020 Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans at the start of 2020.
Jeremy TEACHES AT THE SCHOOL FOR MUSIC VOCATIONS!
Jeremy is back teaching full-time at The School for Music Vocations (SMV) in Creston, Iowa. 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. Just a note that the SMV is the ONLY 2-year vocational music program in North America. Its unique harmony-based curriculum allows EVERY music major to take jazz/classical piano and arranging every semester at the school – 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 the school is currently accepting applications and auditions for Spring and Fall of 2019.
Jeremy DIREcTS THIRD Annual "SMV REAL GROUP FESTIVAL" at the school for music vocations MARCH 26-28, 2020! REAL GROUP CONCERTS ON BOTH THURSDAY, MARCH 26th and FRIDAY, March 27th!!
This past spring at the School for Music Vocations, Jeremy directed the second annual SMV Real Group Festival (for vocal jazz, a cappella, and chamber choirs). The festival format was a fresh design that includes a length forty-minute clinics with members of The Real Group paired with non-Scandinavian clinicians. Then afterwards, ensembles performed back-to-back for each other at the end of the morning session, and at the end of the afternoon session – receiving recorded and written comments. For an additional fee, (on a first-come first-served basis), ensembles booked a 60- to 75-minute recording session to record a selection or two in our state-of-the-art recording studio. To register for the 2020 SMV Real Group Festival on March 26-28, 2020, head to our www.VocalJazzFest.com website.
Jeremy RECENTLY DIRECTS ALL-STATE JAZZ CHOIRS IN NEBRASKA, Wisconsin, North Dakota, ARIZONA and ILLINOIS!
For Jeremy's 2019-20 complete schedule, click here.
JEREMY ACCEPTING a few more COMMISSIONS FOR 2019-2020!
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 2019, and all starts by filling out this form! If you are interested, contact Jeremy as soon as possible to schedule your commission!
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, drummer Carlomagno Araya, and the late Michael Orta on piano. 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.