Ask the Sun Rays

May 2011
For Jazz Ensemble

I wrote this piece at the very end of my undergrad. It’s for a large jazz ensemble. It’s never been performed, and I would love to have it performed one day! If you’re interested in having your ensemble play it, please let me know.

This piece takes its title from a lyric by the rapper Dudley Perkins: “There’s a message in my music / these is the last days / do I need to prove it? / just ask the sun rays” from the Georgia Anne Muldrow track “To the Stage” from her album King’s Ballad.