Jon Nelson

Professor of Music

Trumpet Performance

Director, UB Concert Band
Director, Genkin Philharmonic

B.M. The Juilliard School

216 Baird Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

tel: (716) 645-2523
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Jon Nelson


Original Compositions

Dream of Miles
brass quintet and percussion

brass quintet and percussion

Fanfare for Nothing
brass quintet and percussion

Paterson 2:35
brass quintet and percussion

Song for a Dead King
brass quintet, voice, and percussion

Point of Origin
drum set solo

Recent Performances of Compositions

Centro Historico Ciudad de Mexico
WDR Germany
NRS Dutch National Radio
ORF Austria
Koln Musik Triennale
Washington National Cathedral
Saint Paul Sunday Morning (radio)
National Public Radio/Weekend Edition
Festival Internacionial de Arts, Costa Rica
Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre

Published Works

Jon Nelson serves as Managing Director of Blue Bison Music, a music publishing company devoted to the promotion of modern and ethnic compositions for brass.

Transcriptions and arrangements for brass quintet and drums of music by Frank Zappa, published by the Zappa Family Trust. Approved by the composer prior to publication, they were premiered and recorded by the Meridian Arts Ensemble. They were also performed at the Cologne Stadt Ballet (Germany) performance of "Notebook" in the 1995-96 season.

Arrangements for brass quintet, published by Manduca Music, Portland Maine.