Our former colleague from Boston Brass, horn player JD Shaw, joins us for this episode of The Brass Junkies. JD is currently Associate Professor of Horn at the University of South Carolina, musical arranger for Santa Clara Vanguard, and is frequently in demand as a soloist and clinician.
This episode was actually recorded way back in January 2014 immediately following our recording session for the Brass Recording Project. We had planned to launch the podcast shortly thereafter but things like a baby ended up pushing that back until now! JD talked to us a lot about arranging: his process, what instrumentations he likes to write for, and how he got started. He has written extensively for brass quintet, drum corps, wind ensemble, orchestra, big band, and a bunch of other instrumentations.
He also touches on his time with Boston Brass, his over 25-year history with drum corps, recording his arrangements with us for the Brass Recording Project, and much more!
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