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Butter Ball

Groovy, funky big band arrangement of the New Brass CD hit single. Commissioned by the University of Central Arkansas. College level. More»

CRB's 76 Trombones

From the Hip-Bone Big Band CD. Super swinging, tres hip arrangement of the ultimate bone anthem. Features all four slideophiles. Perfect closer for any high school or college jazz ensemble concert. More»

Fog City

The tour de force of the big band series. Big, big crowd favorite. Ideal for high school ensemble. More»


Commissioned by Buchanan H.S. in memory of the great music educator Paul Shaghoian. Opens with a hauntingly beautiful brass chorale and into a hard-bop inspired diddy. Good for both high school or college ensemble. More»

Pacific Daylight

Up-tempo and a groove. Crowd pleaser, college level. More»

San Jose

Michael’s top 10 jazz radio composition from both the Trumpets Eleven and Absolute Trombone II CDs, masterfully arranged for big band and trombone soloist by arranger extraordinaire Eric Schmitz, Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at SUNY Oswego. Intense, latin flavored piece with a crowd pleasing full band soli. More»


Classic setting for a classic showpiece! Good for high school and college ensembles. More»

Show Up

From the Hip-Bone Big Band CD. Commissioned by the University of Northern Michigan jazz ensemble, this funky mofo features solo spotlights for the tenor, trumpet and piano. A beautiful acapella chorale features all three horn sections sans rhythm accompaniment. Playable by a solid high school ensemble as well as collegiate groups. More»

Trombone Institute of Technology

From the Hip-Bone Big Band CD. From the Hip-Bone Big Band CD. The Piece de Resistance of the Hip-Bone Music catalog now available for big band! This one of a kind masterpiece for all three horn sections sans rhythm received it's world premier at the legendary Elmhurst Jazz Festival to overwhelming audience acclaim. Make it a part of your concert or festival appearance today. Perfect for the advanced high school ensemble on up to the finest university and professional groups. More»

Walk Like the Guv

Michael’s latest composition and arrangement is a funkified groover ideal for the flourishing high school or college ensemble. Commissioned by the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble through a grant from the SaratogaArtsFest. More»

Zach Attack

Due to overwhelming demand, Michael has adapted this burner from Brass Nation for the big band. Warning: this one will bring the house down! College level. More»


Brazilian flavored textures and color paint a mellow canvas for the bone to float over. Ideal for H.S. or college level ensemble. More»