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Jorge Machain

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Jorge Machain


Jorge Machain (b. 1993, Mexico) is a Mexican-American composer and performer.

Jorge graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) with a bachelor's of music in jazz composition and a master's of music in jazz composition.

He is an active musician in the Las Vegas scene, having played such shows as Showstoppers at the Wynn, Zombie Burlesque at Planet Hollywood, Georgia On My Mind at the Venetian Hotel, to name a few.

In addition to performing, Machain composes for both classical and jazz ensembles. He has won multiple DownBeat awards for his arrangements, and was a finalist in the 2018 NBA Revelli Competition for his piece Bite the Bullet, commissioned by Thomas Leslie, director of bands at UNLV, finalist of the Morton Gould Young Composer Competition for 2019, and winner of the 2019 NBA Young Composers Jazz Composition Contest for his original composition Por Ahora. Upcoming [2020] premieres include a drumset concerto written for Bernie Dresel, commissioned by Thomas Leslie, and a trombone solo commissioned by Joseph Alessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic.

Works for Winds


  • Brock, Danny. "Bite the Bullet." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 12, Compiled and edited by Andrew Trachsel, 735-744. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2021.
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 403.
  • JM Music website Accessed 16 February 2021