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Projects, Performances, and New Releases

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February 21, 2023

Caleb Syler performs SOMETHIN'S GONE WRONG DEEP WITHIN for MVNU Music Department Scholarship Recital

Caleb Syler, a senior trumpet student at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, will perform Somethin's Gone Wrong Deep Within for the Music Department's spring Music Scholarship Recital on February 21, 2023.  

Commissioned by trumpeter Jeffrey Crabtree for his 2011 senior recital at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, this piece has been performed all over the world, receiving the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011 by the National Academy of Music and selected for performance at the 2012 Society of Composers (SCI) Region VI Conference in 2012.  The piece depicts the self-struggle of the Apostle Paul depicted in his words from Romans 7:14-20 in the Bible.

Syler also plans to perform this work on his Senior Trumpet Recital at MVNU, scheduled for March 19, 2023. 

For more information on the MVNU Recitals, please view their EVENTS page.



February 3, 2022

PRAISECHARTS offers Jim's Arrangements and Orchestrations

One of the joys of my career is to write, arrange, and orchestrate songs for the musicians at my church.​

These arrangements and orchestrations of popular worship songs are now becoming available from PraiseCharts.

These charts provide your church the resources to use many configurations of worship teams

from small bands to full choir and orchestra. The first two are Holy (Song of the Ages) by The Belonging Co. with Andrew Holt and I Am They's  No Impossible With You .

For more info check out the Praise and Worship/Choral page


January 27, 2022

Your Opera Advisor publishes review of  SUSTAIN vol.2:

"The sparkling piano passages (piano - Lucie Koucka) and then the subtly chiselled passages

for saxophone (Pavel Zamal) in Jim Puckett's Nocturne are wonderful." 

read full review HERE


September 21, 2021

SUSTAIN VOL.2  receives the Silver Medal Award

from the Global Music Awards!!​


August  10, 2021

American Record Guide publishes review of  SUSTAIN vol.2:

"... Jim Puckett's Nocturne with [Lucie] Kaucka on piano and

Pavel Zlamal on tenor saxophone exuded sensual solace." 

read full review HERE


July 30, 2021

An interview with Jim is featured in Parma's The Inside Story Blog featuring Nocturne on Sustain Vol.2


June 7, 2021

NOCTURNE closes the NOT BRAHMS AND LISZT program with Alley Stoughton on WMBR 88.1/,  Cambridge, MA. It was an honor to be featured alongside Eric Ewazen, Ernst Bacon, Laura Kaminsky, Santiago Kodela, Urlsula Opens, Ryan Beach, the Fidelio Trio, Lincoln Trio, and the Cassett String Quartet.


April 27, 2021

NOCTURNE on Tuesday Morning Playlist at WRUV fm 90.1 and in Burlington, Vermont. Thanks WRUV!


April 14, 2021

Thanks to Dustin Butler of C & S Media for the interview and the write up in The Wylie News!


March  23, 2021

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review publishes reaction to SUSTAIN vol.2:

"The more disparate and numerous the musical items an anthology contains,

the harder it is to write about it in some ways.

Yet if the music speaks one must cast some light on it all."

" is one that has gotten my attention.

It is Sustain, Vol. 2: Solo Piano and Chamber Works (Navona NV6345)."

" Jim Puckett's "Nocturne" for tenor sax and piano gives is a reflective lyricism

that stands up and demands to be heard."

read full review HERE


January 23, 2021

ALBUM UPDATE: The artwork is finished and work has begun on promotion and release planning. NOCTURNE will appear on this album of piano solos, duets, and trios. 

Looking forward to the release on APRIL 23


June 16, 2020

Thanks to Parma Recordings for the mention in their June Newsletter! Looking forward to the release!


June 9. 2020

I received the edited recording of Nocturne from the Parma post-production team. It sounds great! On to mastering and preparing for the release. Stay tuned for more info!


May 27, 2020

Lucie Kaucká and Pavel Zlámal give a fine performance of NOCTURNE on the Parma Recordings LiveStage Recital "Music Across the Centuries" May 27, 2020. Their studio recording will appear soon on a Parma release of Solo and Chamber music by various composers.

Reduta Concert Hall (Horní nam. 424/23, 779 00, Olomouc, Czech Republic)


May 25, 2020

We had a fabulous morning working with musicians, engineers and producers in the Czech Republic. A wonderful team recording in the beautiful Reduta Concert Hall in Olomouc.

A recording session of NOCTURNE with Pavel Zlámal (saxophone) and Lucie Kaucká (Piano) will be on an upcoming album release of solo and chamber works by various composers.

Reduta Concert Hall (Horní nam. 424/23, 779 00, Olomouc, Czech Republic)


May 20, 2020

 I am honored to be a judge for the Society Of Composers International (SCI) 2020 SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition. This week I am hearing works for the Graduate Student division. I am looking forward to hearing some great pieces over the new few days!

Dallas, TX


April 2, 2020

Setting lyrics in the choral arrangement and orchestration for “He Has It All” by Mark Condon and Infinite Music.

Dallas, TX


March 11, 2020

Early morning progress at the home office! Scoring orchestration for an upcoming choir piece at RCN! #LayItAllDown #CustomArranging

Dallas, TX

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