Young and developing jazz musicians can now study, learn and perform with these flexible-instrumentation Christmas and holiday charts for small jazz groups arranged in various styles. At the easy to
After a 35 year hiatus, Grammy winning composer and arranger Sammy Nestico has joined forces with the Count Basie Orchestra to arrange this chart for their "A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas" CD. This
Sammy Nestico, one of the most important figures in the evolution of the big band sound, has arranged this holiday classic for the Count Basie Orchestra recording "A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas." This
One of the most iconic holiday tunes of all time, The Christmas Song as composed by Mel Torme and Robert Wells is treated here in a masterfully constructed setting featuring a flugelhorn soloist.
This hard-hitting, heavy-duty rock version of Angels We Have Heard on High will be the highlight of your next holiday concert! The fully scored ensemble writing is well within the capabilities of
Rich DeRosa provides yet another wonderful Christmas arrangement to the big-band repertoire. This delightful contemporary setting of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen has a moderate samba feel and
Not just another Christmas chart, Whoa Christmas Tree! is a funky, half-time treatment of the traditional O Christmas Tree. The open solo section features room for
Add some funk to your next holiday concert with Rich Woolworth's inventive take on the familiar Christmas tune Joy To the World! It features a funky half-time swing feel,
Looking for something fresh and appealing to feature your jazz band on your upcoming holiday concert? Rich Woolworth's setting of O Holy Night is an appropriate candidate with its up-tempo swing
Dallas Burke's chart on this perennial holiday favorite will be a pleasure for your band to play and your audience to hear! Set in a moderate tempo and generally subtle, this swing version can be worked up
You'll want to play this superb holiday medley featuring Joy to the World; Silent Night; Deck the Halls and Greensleeves for sure! This chart can be performed with each tune
Ride on with this classic Leroy Anderson holiday tune scored for young jazz band accessibility. The style is a happy swing that will have your holiday concert audiences tapping toes and snapping
Here's an easy-to-play jazz waltz for the holidays with everything written out including a brief alto sax solo. The tempo is around 150 bpm, plus it has very accessible brass ranges and
Composed in 1963 and initially recorded by Andy Williams, this holiday favorite has remained immensely popular through the years and has been recorded by countless artists. Treated here in a light jazz
Perhaps no popular Christmas standard has the instant recognition than that of Frank Loesser's Baby, It's Cold Outside! Often performed as a vocal duet for a girl and guy, this versatile
Arranged to feature a cello soloist or any other soloist, this warm and colorful arrangement is for jazz band with strings. The solo part is completely written, the ensemble has their turn with the
Based on What Child is This? and O Come, O Come Emmanuel, this creative arrangement is for jazz ensemble with strings, allowing directors to combine the school's string orchestra with the
Add the school's string orchestra to the jazz band with this creative and effective rock chart on this fun holiday classic! The melody is traded from section to section, giving each a "day" in a predictable
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