Azureus is a jazz waltz inspired by the composer’s wife's roses garden! The piece follows an AABACA form that serves as the basic structure for the improvised solos. The use of jazz harmonies, scales, and melodic patterns give this piece a different sound and feel from the traditional solo marimba repertoire.
I Will See You Again was first conceived as an improvised solo in memory of my brother-in-law. Over time, the piece has evolved and become more of a structured composition but without losing the improvisatory/lamenting feel which was originally intended.
Memories of an Unforgettable Love is a composition for marimba and percussion ensemble. In essence, this piece is a set of theme and variations on the famous Latin ballad Besame Mucho. However, other original melodic material, as well as influences from standard marimba literature, jazz, Brazilian, and Flamenco music are employed in this piece.
Written to honor the victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015, Solace is a musical depiction of feelings of sadness, grief, and desolation in regards to tragic events as well as an invitation to everyone to work towards a peaceful society.