Brass specialist Greg Crowe is a music educator at Glenlawn Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg where he teaches Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Musical Theatre and Technical Music Production. He holds bachelor degrees in Music and Education from the University of Manitoba. In addition to writing for jazz band, Greg has also composed several works for Choir and Vocal Jazz groups which have been performed/premiered by different ensembles in Winnipeg. From 2007-09, Greg partnered with Toronto musician Mitch 'King Kong' Girio and Winnipeg actor/playwright Cory Wojcik to write LondonTown - a dynamic ska musical that spoke to the realities of life in Northern Manitoba. The work premiered in 2009 at the Carol Shields Festival of New Works. Greg has also served as director of the Winnipeg New Horizons Band from 2008-2013 and is an active performer with his band, The Scarlet Union. Greg lives in southern Winnipeg with his wonderful wife Erin and his two beautiful children Benjamin and Olivia.
This exciting new chart is from well known Winnipeg based educator Greg Crowe. It's a great Cha Cha that perfectly exemplifies the style of this romanic genre and is a great departure from the standard latin charts in the educational repertoire, a guaranteed hit with your band! It features solos for any horn on an easy diatonic progression and great melodic moments for every section.
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Livvy Dear is a fun medium swing tune written to feature flute and trumpet. It's got classic swing figures essential for teaching jazz to beginners and is a rare opportunity to put the flute from and centre of the jazz band.
|Jazz Band||Swing||Greg Crowe||3:30||4/4||132|
This Cuban inspired selection is composed with the people and rhythms of the town of La Maquina in mind. It's a great cultural learning opportunity for your students as well as a fun challenge to play!
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