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World Vibes Congress
is returning to Asbury Park!

Don't forget to make your plans to attend the 4th World Vibes Congress on January 9-10, 2016!

This year's WVC Hall of Fame inductees are Bobby Hutcherson and Mike Mainieri. Jazz legend Mike Mainieri has already confirmed he will be in attendance Saturday to accept the award.  Others who have confirmed their attendance include:  Stefon Harris, Warren Wolf, Tony Miceli and David Friedman.  Don't miss this historic event!

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Back by popular demand: Saturday night Jam Session at Langosta Lounge in Asbury Park.

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Composer Eric Ewazen Honored with Eastman's Distinguished Alumni Award!

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Now Available:
MORE New Music from Gordon Stout!

Gordon Stout

Prolific composer Gordon Stout now has an additional four new releases available through KPP. Check out the new titles below, plus his already vast catalog ... and stay tuned for even more of his music, coming in 2016.


Four Faces

Stout: Four Faces

Four Faces is scored for 5.0 marimba soloist, four percussionists, and electric bass. Rhythmically extremely interesting, and not at all like any other music for marimba solo and percussion quartet. Check it out!

Stout: Something to do with Grace

Something to do with Grace

With a good advanced level high school marimbist and percussion ensemble, this should be a very programmable work that audiences will find interesting and accessible.


Stout: Uninhabited Admittance

Uninhabited Admittance

Uninhabited Admittance is a many faceted composition for solo 5.0 marimba. It is lyrical, jazzy, rhythmically varied, and a great deal of fun to play. Highly recommend for the advanced marimba recital.

Outgoing 2

Stout: Outgoing 2

Outgoing 2 for large percussion ensemble, is an orchestration of the original version of Outgoing. It is a very exciting composition, with lots of groove, intensity and fun sections. Highly recommended for the advanced college percussion ensemble.

Check out coverage from last year's event!

Read More About Eric Ewazen and his Music

Peruse all of Gordon Stout's KPP Publications


More New Releases from KPP

New Arrangements from Yurika Kimura

Castle Valse Classique (Xylo & Marimba Quartet)

Kimura: Castle Valse Classique

The name Castle Valse Classique refers to the dance team of Vernon and Irene Castle, who were exceedingly popular performers and teachers during the 1910s and 20s. The Castles' "hesitation waltz" version of Dvorak's Humoresque became a signature number, and Green's spectacular obbligato xylophone performance made the music persuasive enough to stand alone.

Kimura: Prelude in G Major for Two Marimbas

Prelude in G Major for Two Marimbas

It is assumed that each numbered opus from Clair Omar Musser consisted of 20 pieces, but there is no surviving evidence of them now. The version of Opus 11, Number 3, published in 1948, had some issues with the chords and expression markings.


Etude in A-flat Major for Two Marimbas

Kimura: Prelude in Ab Major for Two Marimbas

The version of Opus 6, Number 2 published in 1948 had some issues with the chords, as well as with expression markings like accents, staccatos, dynamics, etc. Kimura made some corrections in this new edition, but tried to keep Musser’s notation intact as much as possible by examining the original manuscripts to clarify his personal approach to notation.

The Escape X Publication Series

Drew Worden: A One Way Ticket 

Drew Worden: A One Way Ticket

A One Way Ticket was inspired by Kelsey Burritt's poem, Drone, notes Worden. "There do not appear to be strong cadences ... where one has time to stop and think about the last several lines ... rather, the poem begs you to keep reading until it simply stops -- in an entirely different place from where it began."


Christopher Cook: Abandoned Roadside Chorale

Christopher Cook: Abandoned Roadside Chorale

It is hard not to be curious about something hawked by a hundred billboards as you drive through the back of beyond. Many of these campy roadside attractions are eerily abandoned but still a worthy destination for the curious motorist (and touring percussion duo).


Steve Danyew: Chorale Variations 

Steve Danyew: Chorale Variations

Chorale Variations is scored for two marimbas and consists of five short movements. The piece was commissioned by Escape X in 2013.



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