JEFF DARROHN

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In 2007 Jeff joined Alfred Music/ Belwin Jazz Publishing Company; a giant in school concert and jazz band music and materials. His most recent piece is "MAJOR THOROUGHFARE". Jeff is also published by Dorn Music Publications and JWPepper & Son, Inc.

January 2006 saw the premiere of Jeff's composition "BOPSANOVA" by PENNFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND at the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF JAZZ EDUCATORS CONVENTION in New York City.

Many of his scores are found in the big band libraries of Brian Pastor, Pete Cater, Jay Craig (both his band and the BBC), Hot Orange, and the Next Generation Big Band.

Towson State University, Peabody School of Music, La Salle College High School have all commissioned and performed his music. Jeff has been invited to submit his music to Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Juilliard School of Music and the US Army Blues Jazz Ensemble-Washington DC.
The BRIAN PASTOR BIG BAND recorded music of Jeff's in 2006 on their CD "COMMON MEN". Professional bands from both the US and UK that have performed his compositions and arrangements include th AL Raymond Big Band, the Walter Jay WPEN Big Band, the Pete Cater Big Band, the Hot Orange Big Band, the Jimmy Cannon Big Band, Frank Griffith Nonet and the Soho Jazz Orchestra. In addition, the Open Ear Orchestra in conjunction with the London Philharmonic Orchestra performed his composition "DOWN AT THE THAMES" in 2003.
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