Here's a highly spirited paso doble that perfectly fits into any concert, any time of year. Set in D minor, this lively piece features contagious rhythmic elements and showcases the entire
This straight-ahead Bossa passes the melody all around the band and gives everyone interesting lines to play. In addition to an open solo section for the rest of the ensemble, this chart also features some
Here's a cool Latin chart that sounds like an evening dance party! Everyone gets a chance to play the melody at some point, and all will be talking about this one on the way home from the
With exciting yet accessible rhythms, Danza Para Mi Hija (Dance for My Daughter) is a terrific introduction to Latin music. The melody is passed between reeds and brass and there is even a
Firewalker begins with a tension and release sound by the horns alone, and eases into a driving samba groove. The features include moderate ranges, notated rhythm section parts, an open solo
This work is on fire from the opening measure to its final ending. Rhythmically complex, it includes some two against three patterns and meter changes as well as position work in all sections. A vigorous
Latin Fantasy features a jazz-inspired flute solo inspired by the groundbreaking concert band works of Frank Bencriscutto. Written in ternary form, its high-spirited outer sections bookend an alluring 3/4
Heating up the north woods, Minnesalsa is in a very authentic yet playable salsa groove. It's harmonically interesting, tuneful and includes clearly notated rhythm section parts that help students
Here's a bossa nova for the youngest jazz bands that features interesting counterpoint and fresh harmonies. More lively than the usual bossa nova, Mocha 'Round the Corner is a terrific chart
Audiences will sit up and take notice when your young jazz band takes off on this chart that cooks with Brazilian fire! Open intervals and thick textures give way to a strong melody that is passed through
A great concert opener, this one hits on all cylinders right out of the gate! It's an exciting samba played around 160 bpm. Interesting harmonies and authentic rhythms make this a must-have for any
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