Teaching Music through Performance in Jazz continues in the best tradition of the Teaching Music series, bringing together insights from top jazz educators and invaluable analysis of the best repertoire published for jazz ensembles of all skill levels. This book is the ideal resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the preeminent music for jazz ensembles by seminal jazz composers. This 592-page book includes Teacher Resource Guides to more than 65 of the top jazz charts broken down into developing, intermediate and advanced levels. Each guide includes vital information on the composer, the composition, historical background, technical requirements, stylistic considerations, musical elements and more. Additionally, leading jazz educators and musicians contribute chapters on pertinent topics in the field of jazz education. Some of these contributors are Wynton Marsalis, Ron Carter, Ron McCurdy, Reginald Thomas and Ron Modell. This book is an essential resource for jazz leaders at all levels and a major contribution to the jazz field!