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Alfred Co-Sponsors Sweepstakes for Gordon Goodwin to Customize Jazz Band Arrangement for Winning School

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing and Telarc International are celebrating the release of Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band’s upcoming studio album, That’s How We Roll, with a sweepstakes in which he will visit one lucky school and customize an arrangement for its jazz band.

The grand prize winner of this sweepstakes will receive: a custom arrangement of a song for their school, including a visit by Goodwin to work with them on the arrangement; individual copies of his That’s How We Roll CD and the new Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series: The Music of Gordon Goodwin book for each school jazz band member; and five Gordon Goodwin charts and one signed play-along book for the band. Second and third place winners will receive prizes such as CDs, arrangements, play-along books, and a signed play-along book for the band.

The Gordon Goodwin sweepstakes will run until October 1st, 2011. For more details or to enter:

Highly acclaimed saxophonist/pianist and Grammy®-winning composer/arranger Gordon Goodwin and his Big Phat Band will be releasing their sixth studio album, That’s How We Roll, on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, on April 12th, 2011. That’s How We Roll is a 10-song set of all original material, save for an intriguing rendition of Gershwin’s classic “Rhapsody in Blue.” The remaining nine tracks were written by Goodwin, including the driving and syncopated “Never Enough,” which he co-authored with his wife, Lisa Goodwin. Along the way, the Big Phat Band gets some assistance from a handful of stellar artists: a cappella supergroup Take 6, saxophonists Gerald Albright and Dave Koz, and bassist Marcus Miller. For videos and special offers for That’s How We Roll, visit

Gordon Goodwin continues to be one of the biggest names in the jazz education world. His popular Big Phat Jazz Saxophone Duets, Big Phat Band Play-Along Series, and Alfred Jazz Play-Along Series: The Music of Gordon Goodwin provide fun and challenging supplements to jazz instrumentalists, and his big band style arrangements for jazz ensemble—from familiar tunes such as “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” and “Rhapsody in Blue” to Goodwin originals such as “That’s How We Roll” and “East Coast Envy”—are known for their show-stopping appeal among advanced level jazz bands.

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