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James Warrick

(Band Director  Guide Magazine)

 

The following is a partial list of our jazz commissions...

• "Heart of the Matter" by Bob Mintzer, published by Kendor Music (Recorded on "Spectrum" by the Bob Mintzer Big Band)  

• "I Remember Clifford" arranged by Sammy Nestico, published by Hal Leonard Music

• "Chronometry" by Fred Sturm, published by Heritage Jazz Press. Commissioned for the New Trier High School Centennial (1901-2001)

• "North Shore Morning" by Matt Harris, published by Kendor Music

• "Two Sides of the Coin" by Sammy Nestico, published by Hal Leonard Music

• "Latin Import" by John Fedchock, publish by Kendor Music

• "Chameleon" by Les Hooper, published by Doug Beach Music (Recorded as "The Changing of the Guard" by the Les Hooper Big Band)

• "Ballad for a Rough Year" by Frank Mantooth, published by Kendor Music

• "Batdance" by Matt Toll (NTHS ’84)- winner of the 1984 Down Beat "Most Outstanding High School Student Composition" award

• "Flying High" by Gary Carney, published by Hal Leonard Music

• "64th St. West" by Mike Pendowski, published by CPP Belwin

• "Contigo" by J. Michael Verta (NTHS ’90)- winner of the 1990 Down Beat "Most Outstanding High School Student Composition" award

• "Super Chief’ arranged by Mathew Libman (NTHS. ’96)- winner of the 1995 Down Beat "Most Outstanding High School Student Arrangement"

• "Epilogue" by Steve Spiegl, published by Spiegl Publishing Company

• "The Village Maze" by Sam Bar-Sheshet (NTHS ’99)

• "Waltz for a Bad Hair Day" by Mike Pagan

• "J Birds" by John Fedchock, published by Kendor Music

•
"The Island of Introspection"  by Tom Davis, published by Tom Davis Music

• "Firestorm" by Jeff Jarvis, published by Kendor Music

• "Betty" by Jamie Simmons

• "Benny Goodman Medley" by Shane Porter

• "Whodunnit?" by Gordon Goodwin, published by Warner Brothers

• "North Shore Evening" by Matt Harris, to be published by Kendor Music

• "Foreign Intrigue" by Mike Tomaro, published by Doug Beach/Kendor Music

• An yet to be titled composition by Don Owens in honor of the retirement of John Thomson to be premiered at the Spring Jazz Concert on April 15, 2007

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