In this episode, we sit down with renowned American composer and arranger, Vince Mendoza, to discuss his approach to the art of composition. With a career spanning over four decades, Vince has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and classical music, including Joni Mitchell, Sting, and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. We delve into Vince’s creative process, exploring his methods for coming up with musical ideas and his approach to orchestration. He shares insights into his experiences working with different artists and how he adapts his style to fit their unique voices. Throughout the episode, we also touch on the challenges faced by modern composers and the importance of constantly evolving one’s style to stay relevant in the ever-changing music industry. Whether you’re a composer yourself or simply a lover of music, this conversation with Vince Mendoza is sure to provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest composers of our time.