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Concerto for Jazz Piano and Wind Ensemble

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Dana Wilson

Dana Wilson

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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 19:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Dana Wilson
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $50.00


1. Strict time (funk) - 6:30
2. Freely, intimately - 6:00
3. Buoyant - 5:10


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Program Notes

Given my own roots as a jazz pianist, I have long wanted to write a concerto for jazz piano. In recent years, the wind ensemble has emerged as one of the most flexible musical mediums, in that conductors and performers increasingly have a good sense of range of musical styles. These styles incorporate timbral subtlety, constant adjustments, rhythmic complexity, articulative variety, and a special kind of energy that jazz requires.

Likewise, there are many jazz pianists who have a remarkable technical, stylistic, and expressive range while also having the ability to perform music complex in its melodic and harmonic nature. They also feel comfortable performing and improvising within the context of complex textural relationships with the ensemble.

I am grateful to the consortium of ensembles, their directors, and their soloists who commissioned the work.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

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  • Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Scatterday, conductor; Nick Weiser, piano) - 9 November 2022
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Wind Symphony (John R. Stewart, conductor; Nick Weiser, piano) - 7 May 2022
  • Ithaca (N.Y.) College Wind Ensemble (Christopher Hughes, conductor; Nick Weiser, piano) – 1 March 2019 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer

A complete list of Dana Wilson's compositions may be found here: