Originally written for the Sammy Nestico Dark Orchid recording and later reprised on A Portrait of Sammy, this iconic swing chart gives all the solo work to piano, first in the opening 48 measures, then
Los Angeles-based jazz composer Jeff Jarvis composed this tuneful funk chart entitled Backdraft. This medium-level chart has all the characteristics of Jarvis' best-selling funk charts such as
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Here's a hot, medium-tempo funk chart that contrasts funky, swing 16th rhythmic figures with smooth legato brass lines. The solo space is open with the ensemble cookin' and poppin' behind the
Commissioned as part of a project to recognize the late Bill Carroll and his contributions to music education, this burning Latin original will be a favorite of musicians and audiences alike. With a strong
This bright swinger at about 150 bpm features a melodic head carried by a duet of tenor and trombone, then breaks to a hard swing, and includes a vibrant sax soli. The trumpet and trombones offer section
As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their Basie Big Band album, this easy swing excursion for proficient players has all the ingredients you'd expect from a classic Basie chart, tasteful piano
This exciting, up-tempo samba for advancing groups is a great way to spotlight a fabulous trombone section on the familiar chord changes to In a Mellow Tone or Rose Room. The trombones not
Originally written in 1920 by Tom Delaney and recorded over the years by Bix Beiderbecke, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and many others, this medium-advanced swing/Latin setting commissioned by IMEA for
Las Colinas is a medium-tempo salsa chart with the piano laying down an exciting montuno pattern throughout. It's exciting right from the top, all sections and the ensemble are highlighted,
Inspired by a YouTube video collage of jazz soloists playing a common sequence of notes, this piece uses "the lick" in a variety of unison and harmonized permutations. A medium swinger with a jazz intro, it
Los Angeles composer/arranger Jeff Jarvis has been involved in the salsa scene for many years, hence the title of this new original, which refers to a veteran salsa musician. This medium-advanced level
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