About the music
Written by Diana Doherty
I’ve always loved jazz and wished I could play it.
So in 1993 when I discovered that my very talented friend and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra colleague, Jeffrey Agrell, was also quietly composing jazz-inspired pieces for classical wind players, I asked (well, begged) him if he could write something for me too. He very kindly did, and "Blues for DD” was born.
Fast-forward a few years, and the piece has now been played by many people, in many arrangements. This incarnation in collaboration with my fabulous Sydney Symphony colleagues Mark and Kees has been so much fun to put together!
Thanks again, Jeff. You’re a gem.