John Myers

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My 9-movement work, "Paintings in Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell," part of a collaborative project with Cresendo Chorus and the Norman Rockwell Museum, was premiered at the new St. James Place in Great Barrington MA and Mattison Auditorium, Kent, CT. on April 1 and 2, 2017. " any measure, a triumph..." David Noel Edwards, The Berkshie Edge, April 4, 2017.
A series of preview performances featuring highlights from the work were given in 2016 at the Museum.

My composition "West Lake Cycle," performed by Crescendo chorus, has been honored with the Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award for 2014.

Original compositions are included on my CD - Look In, as well as the CDs Jazz at the Rock (Volumes I-IV), the DVD Arts at the Rock, and many multimedia productions.

Full scores and parts for some of my compositions for chamber groups and full jazz ensemble are availablefrom J.W. Pepper.

Here are a few audio excerpts from some of my instrumental compositions -

The first "Blended Morning," is a modal piece with me on clarinet, the second is a bluesey piece with Frank Sabatini on trombone and me on guitar, the third a modern jazz piece with a bit of my soloing. The fourth, "Look In" is with oboe and classical guitar, and the fifth is solo guitar.

  • Blended Morning (Excerpt)
  • Bluesday Afternoon (Excerpt)
  • Fountain of Youth (Excerpt)
  • Look In (Excerpt)
  • View Finder Theme (Excerpt)