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Don Sickler has seen every side of the jazz industry. He’s released his own albums as a leader and coached others as their producer; he’s given new meaning to compositions through creative arrangements and then brought the arrangements to ensembles worldwide through his publishing companies. Learn what he has to say about jazz today.
Don’s career started by gigging with drum master Philly Joe Jones and it only went up from there. Since then, Don has played and recorded with some of the biggest names in modern jazz and hard bop, like Roy Hargrove, T.S. Monk, Eddie Higgins, Cedar Walton, J.J. Johnson, Renee Rosnes, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Pierce, and many, many others.Read more about Don's storied career.
Since founding Second Floor Music publishing in 1978, Don has reimagined jazz publishing and brought it to new forms and media. From the historic (the original arrangement to “Joy Spring”) to the very modern (an instant digital download website with sheet music, transcriptions, and practice tools), Second Floor Music has taken jazz to a new level.See what's happening now.