Doug Anderson - Hinshaw Music, Inc.
In response to a very vocal demand that his original Jazz And Show Choir Handbook be updated for today's jazz and show choirs, Doug Anderson has written Jazz And Show Choir Handbook II, which is without a doubt the single most inclusive work on this subject in existence. Sample chapter headings include: The Jazz/Show Choir Scene; Making It Happen; Organizing The Choir; Rehearsing The Choir; Published Charts And Publishing Companies; Making Your Own Arrangements; Rhythmic Understanding; Voice Production And Tone Color; Improvisation; Ballad Interpretation; Accompaniment; Amplification; The Presentation; Festivals; Travel/Trips/Tours; Summer Camps; The Future For Jazz And Show Choirs and more. Also included are several indices of recordings, professional organizations, clinicians and other useful information, as well as a CD with twelve individual full-length recordings which illustrate and amplify concepts in the book. This is truly a resource that should be an active part of any contemporary choral director's library, and we recommend it highly!