For the first time, this volume from the acclaimed Teaching Music Through Performance series is available for directors of beginning jazz ensembles. This edition pairs practical perspectives from world-class jazz educators and performers, who specialize in working with beginning ensembles, together with Teacher Resource Guides for more than 60 of the best jazz charts published for beginning ensembles. As in the other volumes, each resource guide includes background information on both the composer and the history of each chart, technical and stylistic considerations, a discussion of the musical elements, and measure-by-measure rehearsal suggestions for the best repertoire tailored for beginning jazz bands. Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz for Beginning Ensembles is a truly significant resource for jazz educators and their students, and an invaluable contribution to the field of jazz education! Contributors: Ronald Carter, Roosevelt Griffin, Ben Huntoon, Brian Logan, Rob Parton, Willis Rapp, and Dean Sorenson.