Hi everyone!

I just finished a new work to be premiered at ITG in June. It was commissioned by Nik Eklund, *Nate Mayfield, *Paul Merkelo, and *Rex Richardson.
(*perfroming the premiere).
It is an original concept - for Baroque trumpet, "classical" trumpet and "jazz" trumpet with strings and percussion. It will be premiered the same night as Allen Vizzutti's concert.
It's going to be a blast! How lucky am I to write for these guys??!! The piece will fuse together elements of all their styles to create a very unique and "current" sound.

I'll be there with a bunch of other music as well, including this new piece also arranged for "modern" trumpet (instead of Baroque) - and some of the guys will have their CDs at my table as well. If you'd like to check out what my music sounds like, you can go to the brass page at my site: James Stephenson compositions for brass and hear many samples, including a lot of performances from my well-received ITG composer's recital last year in Amherst.

If you're going to ITG, please come say hello. I look forward to meeting you!
Jim Stephenson