Along with three other arrangers who also work as gigging musicians, I was interviewed by ArrangeMe for their May “Staccato Spotlight” article. ArrangeMe is the platform by which I'm able to publish a number of the works that I have available for sale online and it's pretty great to be singled out like this!
Over the course of the past year I've had the privilage of working with so many amazing musicians in a wide variety of ensembles! Now that I'm placing more focus on arranging and publishing, I'm taking every opportunity to capture recordings whenever any of my pieces get read down. Some of these have been finding their way onto my YouTube channel (@AaronHettingaMusic) as follow-score demo videos. A number of these have been either live or in-studio small brass ensemble arrangements (like New Orleans, Muppet Show Theme, Caisson, etc) though there are still a number of multitrack recordings and other live recordings that will continue to make their way out to the YT Channel.
Keep on following/liking/subscribing to the channel to catch these recordings as they make their way out into the world...thanks for listening!
A little while back, I caught wind of a project so cool that I just had to hop on board. Kevin DePree was assembling a big band loaded with some fantastic local players to tackle the theme music from the Mario Kart 8 video game. After tweaking the bone section parts and tossing on the Luigi hat my wife made a few years back for a father/son themed costume set (my son, the shorter one, was Mario), I sent in the audio/video and forgot about it until this guy showed up online. Such a great result! Thanks for having me on board, all!
Here's a big chunk of my childhood! As a late-80's/early-90's kid I played lots of Nintendo games. While this one was also a personal favorite to play, the music was just out of this world.