BIG BAND ARRANGEMENTS

  • Ryan is available to write custom big band arrangements to suit your needs. An example of Ryan’s arrangement, A Beautiful Friendship, can be heard in the embedded video below. This arrangement was written for the Drive-By Big Band Miami.

  • The Pipe Train – A new composition for big band. Check out the sax soli in the embedded video below.

  • Bouncing with Bud – The following video is an arrangement for 5 saxes and rhythm.

Ryan also specializes in accurate big band transcriptions. If there is a chart you would like to perform and it’s no longer available, or needs to be orchestrated for your instrumentation, please feel free to contact Ryan through the website.

Artists who perform Ryan’s arrangements and transcriptions:

  • Joe Gransden Big Band – Atlanta, GA
  • Drive-By Big Band – Atlanta, GA and Miami, FL
  • David Brailey – Cruise Ship entertainer
  • Auburn Knights Orchestra – Auburn, AL
  • Chattanooga Monday Night Big Band – Chattanooga, TN
  • Mike Norris Big Band – South FL
  • Steve Reid – Miami, FL
  • Laura Coyle – Atlanta, GA
  • Ken Block – Cruise Ship Entertainer

Original Compositions for Big Band:

Original Arrangements of Other Composers:

  • Rebellion – Jason Passmore – Big Band, Sax Soli, Tenor 1 and Bone 3 solos.
  • In the We Small Hours – David Mann – Big Band, Lead Trumpet Feature for Steve Reid
  • Pure Imagination – Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricuse – Big Band, Tenor 1 Solo, Bone Soli and Sax Soli
  • A Beautiful Friendship – Donald Kahn – Big Band, Tenor 1 Solo, Sax Solo, and Bone Soli.

A list of transcriptions:

  • 5 O’Clock in the Morning – Joe Williams with Count Basie
  • Satin Doll – Gerald Wilson
  • Trumpeter’s Lullaby – Ralph Marterie Orchestra
  • The Most Beautiful Girl in the World – Nelson Riddle – Sinatra
  • Black Coffee – Julie London
  • At the Sound of the Trumpet – Willie Maiden – Maynard Ferguson
  • Come Back to Me – Sammy Davis/Buddy Rich
  • Antony and Cleopatra – Don Sebesky – Maynard Ferguson
  • Feeling Good – Michael Buble
  • Have You Met Miss Jones – Sinatra
  • Hey There – Maynard Ferguson
  • I Got You – James Brown
  • I’ve Got the World on a String – Sinatra
  • Mambo Caliente – Arturo Sandoval
  • Save the Last Dance – Michael Buble
  • September Song – Ted Heath Orchestra
  • Sway (Quien Sera) – Rosemary Clooney/Perez Prado
  • Midnight Cowboy – Bill Holman – Buddy Rich
  • South of the Border – Sinatra
  • Chicago – Sinatra
  • Moondance – Michael Buble
  • Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone – Sinatra
  • Stranger in Paradise – Al Hirt
  • Stardust – Al Hirt