TOM DAVIS GUEST COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR AT EASTMAN
11/21/2017 1:27:27 PM - The Eastman School of Music New Jazz Ensemble will perform Monday February 16th at 8pm in Kilbourn Hall. I have the privilege of being the Guest Composer and Guest Conductor. There will be a composition discussion and workshop at 5pm and I have included the Keynote presentation movie for that session below.

Exhilaration

Dit-Dot   
   
Vertigo
      
Flowers For Algernon Suite

     I - Nice, Not Nice      
    II - Inkblot No. 1     
    III – Amazed      
    IV - Inkblot No. 2    
    V - It Just Ain't Right     
   

Slopes and Dots  
 

3 Climates of Man's Existence 
  
    I – Desert    

Inspector 43 
  
  
Lullaby For Lucia   
   
Chloe's Tears

    I - A Storm Has Plan You Don't Get At First               
    II - A Tear Has a Story To Tell Long After It Is Gone               
    III - The Tearful Things The Wind Has to Say Should Be Better Understood           
    IV - Hope is a Red Petal Wondering What All the Fire is About              V - We Shall Always Be Able to Say Soon     
   

Ray Gun 
  
   
COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

www.tomdavsimusic.com
"This music pushes the boundaries and still stays within the big band context that we work with. And Tom has also come up with a way for students and teachers to easily immerse themselves in his music on his site. My own students have really loved playing Tom’s music and I hope other teachers will share it with their students!"

-- Dan Fabricious - NYSSMA Instrumental Jazz Review, April 2006
"These are great pieces - contemporary in style, well crafted works which will I know your high school / college students will really enjoy!"

-- Howard Potter-Eastman School of Music Community Ed Division, Director, Eastman Jazz Educators Jazz Orchestra
"I am always seeking out fresh and innovative material for my high school jazz bands. Tom's new charts are challenging and musically rewarding. The tunes explore new pathways in large ensemble writing, and allow for very personal statements of creativity by the players and their director. I appreciate his "raising the bar," and hope that other writers will be influenced and encouraged by some of the risks Tom has taken with this recent output.

-- Bill Tiberio-Director, Fairport (NY) High Jazz Program and former president, NYS Chapter of IAJE.
TOM DAVIS GUEST COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR AT EASTMAN