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.
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
This infectious islands chart is sure to light up any holiday concert! Caribbean Christmas is a medley featuring Joy to the World, Good King Wenceslas and We Wish
Here's a very clever arrangement of this holiday gem! It's a drum set on brushes feature at around 172 bpm in the style of Hefti's Cute with a written or ad lib trumpet 2 solo. There's
If you're looking for a more substantial holiday offering for better groups, this Gordon Goodwin chart is it! It's a medium-slow swing take on this Johnny Marks standard with a few modulations,
Here's Gordon Goodwin's slow, funky version of the holiday classic that's very clever with the initial melody line played by bass trombone and bari sax. The tempo is 110 bpm, it has soprano sax
This very accessible holiday chart is based on O Tannenbaum and is in a bossa/rock style played at around 138 bpm with a brief easy-to-interpret 3/4 interlude that provides interesting
Here's a great chart on a holiday favorite that will go together quickly and sound great! After a short intro it settles in at around 128 bpm and swings well. There are no individual solos,
Here's a satisfying arrangement of a Christmas tune that will be the perfect centerpiece of a holiday or winter concert! We Three Swing is a jazz waltz based on We Three Kings arranged
Originally recorded by Mariah Carey in 1994, this upbeat Christmas favorite has become a holiday staple year after year. John Berry provides a great sounding and accessible version in a straight-ahead
Composed in the '40s and originally recorded by the Andrews Sisters, Christmas Island has been recorded countless times since then, notably by Ella Fitzgerald and also by Leon Redbone as heard
Need something for that holiday concert that goes together quickly and also sounds great? Rick Stitzel's easy Latin style arrangement of this Christmas classic features plenty of tutti ensemble playing for
This joyous jazz waltz at about 190 bpm is one of the very few big band Chanukah arrangements. Almost everyone gets a short written solo, and tenor sax and trombone soloists will get to stretch out with
Bring the holidays on in a swinging fashion with this medley of three Christmas classics. O Christmas Tree; O Little Town of Bethlehem and O Come All Ye Faithful are all arranged in a
With Comfort and Joy, the melody is generously passed around the ensemble to keep everyone happy, plus there is written solo space for tenor, alto, piano and some drum fills, too. The lead trumpet
Yeah, a calypso holiday chart! Here's a very clever arrangement that is easy to play and sure to please. The features include a written solo for tenor 1, a trumpet 1 range to written F top line,
A holiday favorite for sure, this Jose Feliciano classic is set here as a bossa nova at about 128 bpm. It's a fine arrangement, well-notated, tasty, and a breeze to assemble for a concert. Written
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