Eric Richards

• Collaborated with Zhang, Xiaolu, Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to premiere a new composition for jazz orchestra titled EAST RHYTHM

• Composed a new set of All-State Jazz Ensemble Audition Etudes commissioned by NMEA

• Created original music and performing with the UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble on their Summer European Tour. Venues include the Montreux and Vienne Jazz Festivals

• Commissioned to write a new arrangement of SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE COSMOS by the Virginia Tech University Jazz Studies program. The piece is part of a tribute to the late pianist-composer Don Pullen.

• Commissioned to write a new arrangement of composer Ellen Seeling's CHEVERE for jazz orchestra to be featured on an upcoming recording by the Montclair Women's Big Band (

• Composing and arranging new music for the "New" UNL Jazz Orchestra!