Long time friend and musical partner in crime Eileen Laverty may have convinced Allan Gilliland to arrange one of my solo piano pieces for the SSO to be used as an orchestral warm up for Eileen’s October 17th Performance. Somebody pinch me!! It was going to be an absolute thrill to support Eileen at the show, but, sweetheart that she is, she couldn’t help but try to lift someone else up with her. Pretty stoked and feeling lucky and unworthy like Garth from Wayne’s World!
Fresh off of our victory at the Bassment last Friday, we hope to see you again in Rosthern on the 2nd of May. Click on the tour dates for more info.
Conservatory Canada’s Repertoire Development Chair, Andrew Harbridge, has listened to the entire Heartwork album numerous times and “loves” the music. Although there are a dozen other members on the committee, Andrew doesn’t anticipate there being a problem with including Jesse’s pieces in the next syllabus. Jesse is now in the process of editing the transcriptions and finding a publisher and distributor. In other news, Jesse’s rubber plant latté art is coming along very slowly.
Check out the link to hear the 40 songs that were selected from over 160 submissions.
I have recently begun working on “Heartwork” engravings and hope to have the entire book finished by the end of April. I passionately despise working with Sibelius and Finale, and have found a very nice lady that is helping to get things sorted out properly.
Although Jesse works with students mainly through the Conservatory Canada program, what makes his school special is the extra curricular work that he does with students and pop music piano arrangements. There is something special about a student working with a song that they find particularly inspiring. Movie themes, Video game themes, and the occasionally obscure tune end up coming to life on the Petrof Grand. If you would like to be added to Jesse Brown’s waiting list, please contact him through the link above. If you are an adult interested in learning to play the piano, there is a small amount of availability between the hours of 12:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. during the weekdays.