One of the iconic tunes from the swing era, this enduring standard has been recorded by countless artists ranging from Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra, to
This swinging original for young groups is based on the chord changes to the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You. The brass ranges are very accessible, the rhythm section parts
This familiar standard is usually performed as a duet. It's been recorded countless times over the years, notably in the holiday movie favorite "Elf" starring Will Ferrell. This charming arrangement for
Young players will have a blast with this dynamic yet easy version of this huge hit by Lady Gaga. The trombones state the distinctive riff theme, and later the sax section trades statements with the brass
Ever since The Bare Necessities was first introduced in the classic movie "The Jungle Book," this catchy tune has remained a familiar favorite. Featured again in the 2016 movie, here is an easy
Learning music in the style of the great Count Basie Band is an essential experience for any jazz musician. This accessible chart is a swinging original featuring many of the components so
The song that launched Michael Jackson's famous "moonwalk" was also one of the top-selling singles of the year in 1983. This chart features the signature bass line and catchy melodies and is a great
The combination of a medium swing groove, essential swing figures and blues-based harmonies all add up to make Blue Q an ideal chart for young jazzers to learn the basics of big-band ensemble
Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight-ahead swinger is ideal for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues. Equally suited to any program, it's
Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between
Recorded by legendary blues singer John Lee Hooker in 1961, this tune remains one of his most identifiable and enduring songs. Here's a bluesy swing setting for young players that includes the signature
Feature any melodic instrument with this Doug Beach and George Shutack swing composition at the very easy grade level. The infectious melody and the gospel-flavored harmonies combine to create a chart
A strong and happy Latin groove anywhere from 155 to 180 bpm is the foundation of Cajun Chili Peppers. The chart opens with the drums and the horn sections stating the opening fanfare followed by
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