COMPOSER/ARRANGER

"Tony García's accomplishments as educator, composer, performer, and teacher are highly regarded throughout the professional and educational music world. The Commission Project and others concerned about music are better for Mr. García's invaluable contributions."
Ned Corman, Director,
The Commission Project

Antonio García is frequently commissioned for jazz, symphonic, chamber, film, and solo works—instrumental and vocal—including grants from Meet The Composer, The Commission Project, The Thelonious Monk Institute, The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, regional arts councils, state and district music associations, and individual schools and ensembles. His music has been performed by such artists as Sheila Jordan, Arturo Sandoval, Denis DiBlasio, James Moody, and Nick Brignola, with airplay over radio throughout the U.S. (including National Public Radio and CBS-TV) as well as Canada, Great Britain, and Australia. His works have been published internationally by Kjos, Hal Leonard, Kendor, Doug Beach, Walrus, UNC Jazz Press, Three-Two Music, ejazzlines, and his own company, with scores for independent films screened throughout the U.S. and in Italy, Macedonia, Uganda, Australia, Colombia, India, Germany, Brazil, Hong Kong, Mexico, Israel, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. He is the recipient of honors for compositions and arrangements from IAJE (jazz band), ASCAP (orchestral), and Billboard (pop songwriting) and is an experienced user of FINALE software.

"ingenious scoring...exotic orchestral colors, witty riffs and gloriously uninhibited splashes of dissonance...translucent textures and elegant voicing...shrewd arrangements..."
Chicago Tribune

García has composed or arranged literally hundreds of works over the past thirty-five years. Review a listing of those original compositions most readily available as Published Works. (At this link you can hear sound-files of many of the compositions. It may take a minute to load due to the numerous files available.)

If you would like to discuss potentially commissioning a work, please contact Antonio García directly. Fees are flexible, and he may assist you in identifying co-sponsorship from additional funding sources.

NOTE: Antonio García presents an annual jazz recital at Virginia Commonwealth University. Consult this site's calendar for information on the upcoming date!

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