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
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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
Four fantastic hits combine in this four-and-a-half minute medley of fun! Perfectly for choreography, it even includes a kazoo interlude. You couldn't ask for more! Included are: I Got Rhythm; How High
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Here is a song written in the big-band era, first recorded by jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald in 1939 and ideal for introducing beginning and developing groups to swing style. In the Discovery Series, it's
Was it red? No no no. Was it brown? No no no. The famous Ella Fitzgerald rendition of a classic nursery song is a sassy, jazzy twist on the familiar lyrics. A great choice for developing jazz style in your
This tune was a big hit for Glenn Miller, and recently for The Manhattan Transfer. Kirby Shaw's arrangement is not difficult, with just the right amount of written-out scat singing. There's a chorus of,
This gorgeous vocal jazz arrangement combines Autumn Leaves with When October Goes in an artful setting that is unified both textually and musically. The sumptuous choral harmonies and
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