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42nd Street 42nd Street
Harry Warren/arr. Paul Cook - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This familiar tune works great for young jazz ensembles! You can't beat a classic tune set in a straight-ahead, upbeat swing style! This one will come together quite easily, since the lines fit together so... view details
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VEVery Easy
$38.00
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VEVery Easy
$7.00
Aaron's Blues Aaron's Blues
Chip McNeill - Kendor Music, Inc.

Commissioned by the Jazz Division of the Illinois Music Educators Association for the 2014 Illinois All-State Jazz Ensemble, this in-the-pocket blues swinger has it all! Opening with an extended rhythm section... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$56.00
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$7.00
Absolutely Awesome Absolutely Awesome
Lennie Niehaus - Kendor Music, Inc.

For years, Lennie Niehaus has composed and arranged great music for jazz ensembles at all ability levels, and this work for advancing groups is no exception! Interesting chord changes and backgrounds combine... view details
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MMedium
$52.00
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$7.00
Afternoon in Paris Afternoon in Paris
John Lewis/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

John Lewis (composer, pianist, and founder of the acclaimed Modern Jazz Quartet) penned Afternoon in Paris in the 1950s and it has remained a jazz standard ever since. This nicely crafted version for... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
Aim High Aim High
Fred Sturm - Heritage Music Press

The unique polyphonic technique used so well here really makes this hip-hop/shuffle chart sparkle.  After the opening section of intertwining, syncopated lines in the ensemble, the saxes take over with... view details
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MMedium
$45.00
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$10.00
Ain't Misbehavin Ain't Misbehavin
Fats Waller/arr. Ralph Ford - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

You can't go wrong with this one! It's a famous tune by one of the most memorable figures in jazz, Thomas "Fats" Waller, and it's well within the capabilities of younger bands. It also includes an easy to... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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$6.00
All Blues All Blues (Little Big Band)
Miles Davis/arr. Mike Tomaro - Hal Leonard Corporation

One of the most famous jazz waltzes ever written, this small band setting of Miles Davis' classic skillfully uses the six-horn format to create an incredibly full sound. A flexible solo section is also... view details
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Jazz Ensemble Little Big Band
MMedium
$45.00
Additional Score Little Big Band
$7.50
All the Things You Are All the Things You Are (Little Big Band)
Jerome Kern/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

Mark Taylor arranged this Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein classic using duet pairings mixed with counterlines and background figures from the entire ensemble. Scored for six horns (3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1... view details
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Jazz Ensemble Little Big Band
MMedium
$45.00
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$5.00
All's Well that Ends Well All's Well that Ends Well
Jon Phelps - Kendor Music, Inc.

Jon Phelps has composed yet another swing original in an easygoing shuffle style that is bound for the libraries of many developing big bands. After the tuneful melodies and notated or improvised solos, this... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$7.00
American Patrol American Patrol
arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Glenn Miller's band made this a huge World War II hit song and here it is scored for young players. This chart has no individual solos, very modest brass ranges and plenty of ensemble sound.  Easy to rehearse... view details
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EEasy
$38.00
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$7.00
Another Look at the Diminished Chord Another Look at the Diminished Chord
Bill Liston - Kendor Music, Inc.

Here's a hot original for advancing groups that is exactly what you need to open your next concert or festival performance. Unique in a good way, it features some rhythmic stop-time with effective backgrounds... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
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$6.50
April in Paris April in Paris
Vernon Duke/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Made famous by "The Count Basie Orchestra," here is a great-sounding yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. It includes feature spots for every section and optional written or improvised... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Around the Horn Around the Horn
Carl Strommen - Kendor Music, Inc.

Continuing with this writer's popular baseball themed charts, this one opens with an unaccompanied bass solo, followed by a trumpet and tenor soli. The same duo is later featured in the written or ad lib solo... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$6.50
Artistry in Rhythm Artistry in Rhythm
Stan Kenton/arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

Composed and recorded by Stan Kenton in the 1940s, Artistry in Rhythm became his signature and a true classic from the big-band era. Paul Murtha has skillfully adapted and truncated this for younger... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
Aspire Aspire
Rick Hirsch - Hirsch Music

C major, pedal-point happiness is the essence of this medium-up tempo jazz waltz. Accessible for soloists with improvised solos optional in all parts, and a wonderful contrast piece in any small group set.... view details
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Combo with Flexible Instrumentation
MAMedium-Advanced
$18.00
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$5.00
Aunt Hagar's Blues Aunt Hagar's Blues
W.C. Handy/Arr. Woods - Heritage Music Press

Historically significant, this W.C. Handy classic has been recorded by everyone from Louis Armstrong to the GRP All Star Band. Now your young players can experience this laid-back chart that has been expertly... view details
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Baby, Won't You Please Come Home? Baby, Won't You Please Come Home?
arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's a great vehicle for teaching your younger jazz ensemble how to swing. Originally a blues tune from 1919, this familiar song has become an often recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Back to the Basement Back to the Basement
Bret Zvacek - Kendor Music, Inc.

More experienced groups know that a swing chart by Bret Zvacek will be both well-written and exciting to play. As this chart demonstrates, he is also adept at writing charts at the medium-easy level. This... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$7.00
Backburner Backburner
Carl Strommen - Heritage Music Press

This bright, bluesy shuffle features a triplet rhythmic figure that is a strong hook and opens with the rhythm section setting the groove and a piano solo which may be played as written or improvised. A great... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Basie-Cally the Blues Basie-Cally the Blues
Mike Story - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Here's a chart that all beginning jazz bands should get started on!  The Basie blues style is captured perfectly in this swing original by Mike Story.  There are no solos, and nothing technically... view details
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VEVery Easy
$38.00
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$7.00
Better Get Hit in Your Soul Better Get Hit in Your Soul
Charles Mingus/arr. Andrew Homzy - Hal Leonard Corporation

Written in a fast 3/4, this gospel-inspired burner is as fun to play as it is to listen to.  There's great interplay between sections of the band as layers of sound move in and out. Also included are hand... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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$7.50
Big Spender Big Spender (from "Sweet Charity")
Cy Coleman/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the musical "Sweet Charity," this familiar standard has come to epitomize the bluesy "bump and grind" slow swing style. Your trombones will have fun with the signature riff and every section of the band... view details
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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
Bill's Thrills Bill's Thrills
Lars Halle - Kendor Music, Inc.

This solid swing expedition will be as invigorating for the band as it is for the audience. There are trumpet and baritone sax solis and solos featured throughout this big-band bebop chart and a wonderful sax... view details
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MMedium
$52.00
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$6.50
Blue 'n' Moody Blue 'n' Moody
Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

Utilizing the dorian mode and a bluesy melody, here is a catchy original perfect for teaching the swing style. This one also works great for beginning improvisers since the solo section uses only two chords... view details
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VEVery Easy
$35.00
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$5.00