In the News

  • ASMAC has an exceptional Master Class this coming Saturday!

    Sep 21, 17 • 60 Views • Blog, In the News

    If you are a composer or arranger, you definitely should be there! This Master Class is by Scott Healy, pianist/composer. (www.bluedogmusic.com) This stuff is VERY deep, very inspirational. The music and effects he gets when orchestrating for his 14-piece...

  • Video: ASMAC Big Band Competition

    Sep 3, 17 • 185 Views • Blog, For Members Only, In the News, Videos For Members Only

    On July 5, 2017, ASMAC celebrated the winners of the annual Bill Conti Big Band Writers Competition (for under 30 years old musicians). Winners were: Neil Carson, Juan Carlos-Mata Alverez, and Mina Cho. Here is a performance of these 3 winning compositions...

  • Podcast: Grant Geissman Luncheon

    Sep 3, 17 • 68 Views • Blog, In the News, Podcasts - Luncheon

    This ASMAC Luncheon podcast features Emmy-nominated guitarist and composer, Grant Geissman, who was the special guest at ASMAC’s luncheon on July 19, 2017 at Catalina’s in Hollywood. Moderated by composer, arranger, instrumentalist Dan Ferguson, the...

  • Dave Slonaker Big Band at the Lighthouse Cafe

    Aug 24, 17 • 124 Views • Blog, In the News

    The Dave Slonaker Big Band returns to the Lighthouse Café on September 24th I’m very excited to announce for those out-of-town fans and for those in the Southern California area that the Dave Slonaker Big Band will be returning for a performance at...

  • Roger Kellaway & Mike Lang present the Many Moods of McCartney

    Aug 19, 17 • 142 Views • Blog, In the News

      WHEN: September 10, 2017 at 7:00pm WHERE:  Zipper Hall – 200 South Grand Avenue – across from Disney Hall Los Angeles, CA 90012 – Parking @ Disney Hall or MOCA The evening will feature Kellaway’s three-movement concert...

  • Igor Kogan’s LA Big Band @ Blue Whale

    Jul 24, 17 • 159 Views • Blog, In the News

    Igor Kogan’s LA Big Band is proud to announce their premier performance Wednesday July 26th at the Blue Whale. Igor will be presenting original music performed by his 17 piece contemporary jazz orchestra. Blue Whale Weller Court Plaza 3rd floor 123...

  • Music Education comes in many forms!

    Jul 15, 17 • 203 Views • Blog, In the News

    Being an educator had never been a professional goal of mine. I have always wanted to be a performer and composer, and that still is my preferred role. But after arriving on the professional music scene in Los Angeles, several opportunities came my way to...

  • Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America: a Comprehensive Guide

    Jul 10, 17 • 201 Views • Blog, In the News, Member News

    Dr. Raymond Torres-Santos’ schedule this summer exemplifies the work of a contemporary musician:  1) Touring and promoting his book, “Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America: a Comprehensive Guide,“ published by Rowan and...

  • Concert: The Kim Richmond – Kimberly Ford Ensemble

    Jul 8, 17 • 173 Views • Blog, In the News, Member News

    This is a unit recently formed, but formulation has been brewing for over a year now. It is most certainly a combination of different styles rolled into one. I will explain. Kimberly Ford is an accomplished singer of whom I became aware about three years ago....

  • Attention Instrumentalists and Vocalists!

    May 2, 17 • 346 Views • Blog, In the News

    If you want to know more about jazz improvisation, jazz repertoire, and hanging with active working jazz musicians, then Santa Barbara Jazz Workshop is a good choice. If you have students that have those interests, please steer them to this. This is for...