Avery Bell is a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist active in New Orleans and Austin. He has composed music for film, contemporary music, and has had concert music performed by ensembles including full orchestra, jazz band, and brass quintet. His 2016 orchestral composition Awakening won Loyola University’s annual orchestral composition competition, and his piece Way Too Many Red Flags was performed at the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April 2018 by the Loyola Jazz Band. He currently works as a freelance composer and performs on sousaphone, bass, and trombone, and is the bandleader and arranger for the New Orleans based Blown Away Brass Band.

Selected Works


Winner of the 2017 Loyola University Composition Competition, recording of the premier by the Loyola Orchestra

Way Too Many Red Flags

2017 composition for big band, this chart was premiered at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  

Cold Front

2015 composition for solo piano, performed by Maya Ramos

Scoring Example

A movie excerpt I rescored using logic instruments.




Blown Away Brass Band: Bourbon Street Charades

Minor twist on a New Orleans classic tune, arranged by Sousaphonist and bandleader Avery Bell.