David Hanson

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A graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University (B.A. in Saxophone Performance) and Arizona State University (M.M. in Composition), Dave Hanson was co-winner of the Duke Ellington Scholarship award from the Eastman School of Music Arrangers’ Labs in 1983. He spent three summers at Eastman studying arranging and film scoring with Rayburn Wright and Manny Albam. In 1984 he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Jazz Composition, and has written for percussionist Steve Houghton (on joint commission from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra), jazz reed master Gary Foster, classical guitar virtuoso Ricardo Iznaola (International Guitar Week premiere of “A Movable Feast (1994), Christopher Kelton, Aries Brass Quintet, the Denver Brass, the Alpine Chorale, The Boulder Brass, Marvin Stamm, Nelson Rangell and Paul Winter. In August 2001 five of his orchestral arrangements for Paul Winter were performed by the Boston Pops on a national broadcast of “Evening at Pops” on PBS. His compositions for Steve Houghton have been performed by the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Wind Ensembles as well as the Milwaukee Youth Symphony and the Connecticut Youth Symphony. In June 2003 his choral/brass work “Two Whitman Settings” was premiered by the Alpine Chorale with players from the Boulder Brass. Recently he has been active in creating orchestral arrangements for Paul Winter, Marvin Stamm, Nelson Rangell, Dotsero, Wind Machine, Riders in the Sky, Flash Cadillac, the Bobs, Emilio Navaira, Tish Hinojosa, Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell, Flaco Jimenez, Bryan Savage and the Sons of the San Joaquin. These arrangements have been performed by the Boston Pops, National Repertory Orchestra, Pittsburg, St. Louis, Houston, New Jersey, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Utah, Colorado, Atlanta, Minnesota, Ukrainian State Symphony and Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestras. He has done special arrangements for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. His “Royal Rendezvous” was recorded on the Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra’s 2002 CD “BIGBANDJAZZ.NET”, and three orchestral arrangements of his are featured on the CD “A Prairie Portrait”with Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell and the Fort Worth Symphony. For many years he has composed and arranged music for radio and television commercials and industrial films, clients having included Dairy Queen, Grease Monkey, Remax, and the Colorado Lottery. As a jazz pianist, Hanson was featured in the Duke Ellington “role” with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in their September 20, 2001 performance of the Ellington “Music from the Sacred Concerts” conducted by Marin Alsop, and he has performed as pianist in the Paul Winter Consort. Hanson teaches in the Jazz and Commercial Music Department at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. His music is published by Kendor Music, Really Good Music, and Denver Brass Publications.


Title Genre Level Price
Toccata and Tango Percussion ADV $75.00

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