This fun vocal-jazz piece "talks" about the stylistic jazz vocal idiom. Based on the twelve-bar blues form, it offers variety and flexibility to sing call-and-response and written-out scat solos, all
From the opening strains, everyone will recognize Vince Guaraldi's jazzy theme as featured in the popular animated Peanuts television specials. This well-crafted accompanied arrangement includes "scat"
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This Gershwin classic is set in an easy swing filled to the brim with nonchalant charm and optimism. A great selection for jazz, pop and concert choirs in a program of standards or a love-themed concert
This show tune has appealed to jazz musicians ever since it was first heard in "Finian's Rainbow," and it still swings! "I look at you and suddenly, something in your eyes I see, soon begins bewitching me.
This childhood favorite makes an exciting, super-fast vocal jazz showcase for younger choirs. Inspired by Ella Fitzgerald, the vocal lines are easy, making it a great vehicle for developing jazz inflection
This beautiful blues ballad appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963, a bit surprising since it was written in 1945! Tight choral harmony and a subtle accompaniment make this sad tale come alive.
Here is one of the most famous tunes from the big band era in a contemporary vocal jazz/show choir setting. This is an extraordinary feature, especially when you use the hot horns-and-rhythm backup on the
Here is the perfect way to introduce your young singers to the Brazilian jazz samba, or bossa nova. Just enough repetition, some simple scat singing, and English subtext are a recipe for success. There's
This soft samba setting of the famous love theme from The Godfather offers plenty of options to showcase your choir's singing skills: blend, style, rhythm, and an ensemble scat interlude. A great
Introduce your young singers to the blues with this Robert Johnson classic from 1937, memorably covered by The Blues Brothers. With a shuffle-style rhythmic feel, vocal fall-offs and accessible jazz
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