SCOTT ROUTENBERG jazz pianist composer arranger orchestrator educator


Symphonic Jazz


The Anthropocene (The Human Age) (2017)

Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commission with support from
The ASCAP Foundation Louis Armstrong funds
World Premiere by Symphonic Jazz Orchestra September 30, 2017
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
Mitch Glickman, conductor & Music Director

Duration: 11 minutes



Press Release: The Winner is Selected for The ASCAP Foundation/
SJO Commissioning Prize

Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra (2007)

I.  Blue Reel

II.  Ballad

III. Step Dance

for symphony orchestra and violin solo
Christian Howes, violin solo with Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Commissioned by Chien Tan

Winner of the University of Miami Concerto Competition

Duration: 15-16 minutes




"The Jazz Violin Concerto has all the seriousness of a classical work—three movements, sophisticated orchestration, great development—but it also has the appeal of idiomatic fiddle writing, evoking wide open skies, sort of along the lines of Aaron Copland. Finally, it's got the 'it factor' of a jazz piece, and it allows the solo voice to really shine through, taking risks."

-Christian Howes, jazz violinist


"The Concerto for Jazz Violin is groundbreaking with the use of improvised violin solos."

-Andrew Paul, US Embassy Cultural Attaché in Kiev, Ukraine


"Routenberg's Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra was wonderful, its syncopated embellishments reminiscent of Aaron Copland, an American hoedown and a whole lot more.  This compostion is a true keeper, every bit as fine as much of Copland and Leonard Bernstein."

-Peg Goldberg Longstreth, THE NEAPOLITAN, Naples, Florida

Preview Score            Program Notes

Purchase PDF Score/Parts $100


Purchase PDF Violin Solo $15



Purchase PDF Piano Reduction $25

Sofia (2004)

for chamber orchestra and jazz piano trio

Premiered by the Henry Mancini Institute
Chamber Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, conductor

Duration: 5min30sec

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