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Christmas with Mandrill

The legendary and influential band Mandrill put on a Christmas concert tonight at the El Ray Theater in Los Angeles using my transcriptions and sheet music. They’re one of the most-sampled groups in history, they’re icons of the funk/soul world, and many of their shows are also benefits for music education. I have worked with them several times, and it’s always a pleasure.

Free Holiday Concert

Today I’m playing in a free Christmas vocal concert by the Motif Ensemble, directed by the extraordinary Mara Baygulova. playing piano accompaniment for a choir and soloists. The concert is at 3pm in Glendale, more info on their website.

Composer Francis Wapen, Bleu, and NDR Big Band

I recently completed the music preparation of a book of piano music by New York based composer Francis Wapen, some transcriptions and arrangements for the artist Bleu, and some preparatory music copyist work for a piece that will be played by the NDR Big Band in Germany.

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Bugbaby wins Audience Choice

At the New Orleans Horror Film Festival our film Bugbaby has won another award, this time for Audience Choice. It has been a good year for Bugbaby, and there is consistent buzz about my film score music everywhere it’s played. The film was written by Dan Spurgeon, directed byRebecca Lorenne Doppelt, and produced by The Visceral Company. Here are the festivals and awards to date:

Audience Choice Award

New Orleans Horror Film Festival

Best Horror Short Award
Phoenix Film Festival

Maryland International Film Festival
Spooky Movie International Film Festival
Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival
Williamsburg International Film Festival
Atlantic Film Festival
Atlanta Horror Film Festival
Atlanta Shortsfest
New York Hell’s Kitchen Film Festival
Black Rock Film Festival (at Burning Man)
Tickle Me Ottawa Festival

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ZMX signs Bleu

Power pop artist Bleu is the latest addition to our roster at ZMX Music. His strong melodies, alternate guitar tunings, and string quartet arrangements will all be available as sheet music soon, and as always they will be 100% artist approved.