In addition to members of the Phoenix Horns working on compositions for our repertoire, we’ve had the great opportunity to work with a number of outstanding arrangers. They are all great artists and we’re delighted to have them writing for the band.
Stan Bann – Noted big band leader and arranger from Minneapolis, MN. Accomplished trombonist and student of Frank Mantooth.
Bob Freedman – A Grammy award-winning arranger based in Phoenix, AZ. Former Berklee professor and writer for stage and screen.
Rick Hirsch – Wonderful saxophonist, composer, and arranger in State College, PA. Sells arrangements online, including some adaptations of our charts.
Ladd McIntosh – Celebrated orchestrator for motion pictures, noted educator, and big band leader in Los Angeles, CA.
Kim Richmond – Well known saxophonist, composer, and arranger in Los Angeles, CA. Also an active educator, currently teaching at California Institute of the Arts.
Steve Wiest– Multiple Grammy-nominated composer and trombonist. A veteran of the Maynard Ferguson and Doc Severinsen bands, currently Director of the prestigious University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band.
Nova Jazz Orchestra – Working Big Band in Minneapolis playing only original music. Good musicians, good arrangers, good friends.
Crimson Fox – Christian Harris, a great photographer from Phoenix now living in Los Angeles. He did our photos.
Stewart Design – Amy Stewart is an awesome graphic designer and webmaster in Dallas. Amy made our cool logo and website.
Mark Lanus – Phoenix musician and audio engineer. We record at his groovy studio sometimes.
Tempest Recording – Clarke Rigsby runs this awesome and famous (infamous?) recording studio in town. Is another place we make tracks.
Matt Wenzlau – Entertainment attorney in Phoenix also with offices in Nashville. He’s our guy.
KJZZ – Jazz radio in Phoenix.
The Musical Instrument Museum – The MIM. Right here in Phoenix. Awesome place.
Unicornomics – Creative friends in Phoenix. Nonprofit arts group, creative writing, film making, improvisational comedy, all around insanity.
Tower of Power – Any horn band playing since 1968 is forever in their debt. Best on the planet. Our heros!
The Hornheads – Incredible horn section from Minneapolis. We play some of their arrangements live. These guys inspired our a cappella persona. Buy their stuff!