Here's everything you need to start a beginning jazz ensemble! It doesn't matter if you're knowledgeable in the field of jazz, this method will get you and your students swinging the right way in no time. The important elements of playing styles unique to jazz are introduced and reinforced through easy exercises and ten full ensemble arrangements. Basic jazz theory and history are also introduced. The beginning steps to jazz improvisation are covered beginning with simple two-measure phrases. All the exercises and compositions can be played by a full jazz ensemble, or individually with online audio access included with each book. Listening to good jazz players is one of the best ways to learn, and playing along with the audio tracks is an excellent way for students to hear how jazz is played. With the Essential Elements Jazz Ensemble Method, you'll be laying a solid foundation in jazz that your students can grow on!