"James Stephenson’s Concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Piano is certainly different from other piccolo trumpet concertos in that, instead of being composed in Baroque style, it showcases jazz harmonies and rhythms. Trumpeter Joshua Ganger and Rebecca Wilt performed the third movement, featuring wildly ascending lines and syncopated patterns in the trumpet. The piano and trumpet rarely play on the same beat, making this piece a challenge to coordinate, but it is a very interesting and dynamic piece to hear. Ganger performed with impeccable accuracy and demonstrated versatility and sensitivity in his piccolo playing."
International Trumpet Guild Journal,
2017 ITG Conference Report