Graduation 2020. Anyone who has ever been proud of their kid knows how I feel, that telltale lump in the throat and feeling that your heart might burst into a thousand pieces of joy-light that shoot out into the universe as sparkles of optimism for the future, theirs and the world’s.
This original jazz composition is solemn, pensive, lush and finally, optimistic, an anthem for looking forward, beyond recovery from COVID-19 and all its repercussions.
A new jazz composition by our Musical Millennial that feels like turning the pages of an old scrapbook you haven’t seen for years, conjuring the haunting, poignant melancholy of memories.
Another original jazz composition by our Musical Millennial, performed live by the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra. It is soooooo upbeat and fun!
Another musical treat for you from our Musical Millennial, who is a college senior studying Jazz Composition and piano. This dreamy new instrumental tune is called Not a Nightmare.
Thomas Wenglinski shares his inspiration for “Repurification: Laura, Ryan and the Thunderstorm” at the International Jazz Composers Symposium.
A live big band recording of a jazz take on a pop song – it works! The University of Texas Jazz Orchestra hits a home run with “Baby I”.
A new jazz composition by Thomas Wenglinski (the Musical Millennial of Glover Gardens), inspired by a classic short children’s film,
The summer months bring a welcome flurry of jazzy sounds to Glover Gardens. Here’s the newest recording from a couple of musical millennials with very bright futures, Thomas Wenglinski and Joel White.
A free Jazz Mass at St. James Episcopal in Austin, TX today features jazz great Diane Schuur. Our millennial musician is a side man in the band – good times!
A Modern Requiem, a new tune from jazz composer Thomas Wenglinski. It’s lovely, and dedicated to his late grandfather, Frank Harvell.
Performance of a new jazz composition, AustiNite, and an interview with the composer about the creation process. Also included is his newest digital jazz album, And Then I Have Thoughts.
For your Sunday evening listening pleasure, my son’s latest composition, Freedom of Expression, performed by the University of Texas Spring 2017 Jazz Ensemble.
For your listening pleasure, an original by Thomas Wenglinski, “Like Poppies”, performed by the University of Texas at Austin Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ross Margitza.
For your Sunday evening listening pleasure, here’s my son’s first album, The Madness Method. All tunes are his original jazz compositions.