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Performance on May 4, 2017–Island 8 (Dream Lullaby)

Performance on May 4, 2017–Island 8 (Dream Lullaby)

I'm honored to be playing at the Composers-Play-Composers marathon this Saturday. The program is from 7 PM to 10 PM. There will be a plethora of great musicians and really cool music! Hope you can make it! I'm second on the program, so come early or at least on time...

The 997 Siren Islands of Bossa Paraiso

The 997 Siren Islands of Bossa Paraiso

This is the second adventure of our guitar hero, in which he passes through the 997 islands of Bossa Paraiso. He's left his home, the Island of Milonga. He's on his way to the Last Island before he launches his tiny boat into the unknown of the Sea of Song. I wrote a...

Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Revised 2015 Version)

Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Revised 2015 Version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyKOgWtBwsY This Allegro has still been flying off the virtual shelves at $7. This edition features a revised version of the Allegro  that includes a few changes that elegantly eliminate some tricky tempo bottlenecks. (I still include...

Jay Kauffman Classical Guitar Recital at Bartow-Pell Mansion

Click here for maps and transportation info to the mansion September 20 at 4:30 PM Tickets $20  895 Shore Road Pelham Bay Park Bronx, New York 10464 718.885.1461 [mashshare] The recital takes place in a lovely period room with great acoustics. It fits about 50 people,...

Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

This is a full arrangement of the Rondo for advanced players. This is perhaps the most difficult movement to perform on the classical guitar. But it does sound fantastic and is worth the effort needed to learn, memorize---and then work it up to a decent...

Menuet from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

This is a full arrangement of the Menuet, for intermediate to advanced players. This is the easiest movement to transcribe for classical guitar, but I've been careful to create a lively and nuanced arrangement that would be welcome on any concert stage in the hands of...

Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachmusik

This is a full arrangement of the Romanze, for advanced players. It's quite amenable to the classical guitar...but the third section was a special challenge to transcribe, with it's call/answer figurations between the high and low voices while at the same time...

Archipelago

I'm exploring an extended group of Islands that have been hidden from Google Maps due to their aural nature. The musical ecology I have found so far in this journey seems to draw its inspiration from many parts of the globe. And yet each island in this hitherto hidden...