Composition image of headshots of the 26 composers receiving 2021 Herb Alpert Awards and honorary mentions.

I’m excited to announce that I won the honorable mention for 2021 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for my composition “Iterations I”, which will be featured on Ocelot’s upcoming record! An interesting note is that while most of the other recipients submitted large ensemble and/or more through-composed pieces, my piece gave a lot of space for the improvisers to develop their ideas, so I’m glad the the collective improvisation felt cohesive enough to win a spot in the “Composer Award”.

Here’s the score for those interested:

If you’re interested in hearing the composition, pre-oder the album on bandcamp that will be out on March 26th

Read more about the award here:


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