One of the iconic tunes from the swing era, this enduring standard has been recorded by countless artists ranging from Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Frank Sinatra, to
Ever since The Bare Necessities was first introduced in the classic movie "The Jungle Book," this catchy tune has remained a familiar favorite. Featured again in the 2016 movie, here is an easy
This easy swing tune is a great way to introduce the music of Dizzy Gillespie to young jazz musicians. The trumpets take the first chorus followed by the saxes on the second. Skillful scoring for young
Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight-ahead swinger is ideal for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues scale. Equally suited to any program,
Recorded on the 1956 album Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, this jazz standard composed by pianist Red Garland adapts beautifully for young jazzers. With a moderate tempo, a riff-based melody, and
This laid-back, easy-going swing chart at the very easy level is a perfect introduction to the blues for aspiring jazz musicians! Bluesy melodies and swinging rhythms will teach basic style in a way that is
Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between
Recorded by legendary blues singer John Lee Hooker in 1961, this tune remains one of his most identifiable and enduring songs. Here's a bluesy swing setting for young players that includes the signature
This subsequent installment in the continuing adventures of Bubbert is a blues in a '60s boogaloo style. It's loaded with blues scale material that can be extremely helpful for beginning and developing
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the title track of Frank Sinatra's 1958 album, this tune epitomizes the cool sounds of the swing era. Here's a smartly scored version for young jazz ensembles
Recorded by Queen, this classic hit features a medium-tempo shuffle style and an infectious upbeat feel. The melody is traded around the band and the saxes take the lead in the stop-time clapping section.
Arranged in a medium swing/shuffle style, here is a very easy version of this jazz standard by Sonny Rollins that maintains the style and feel of the original. Featuring a mix of full ensemble playing and
Have you got the Fake News Blues? This chart is the cure! It's a medium-tempo shuffle chart for young ensembles that features the full ensemble along with written or improvised solos for the
This laid-back swing chart for young jazz bands is based on the chord changes to Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise, made famous by clarinetist/big band leader Artie Shaw. The solo section is
Based on the chord changes to Bye, Bye Blackbird, this swinging chart is a workout for the entire ensemble. Written for young groups, it's a great chart to introduce swing figures with the
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This medium-tempo swinger played around 120 bpm is perfect for the concert hall or a lazy afternoon. Everyone gets to play the melody, and this chart is a perfect introduction to swing style for the
Your young jazz band will be the life of the party with this flagwaver that's a perfect opener or closer. Suggested solos are provided for the drummer to be the featured soloist in this up-tempo
Famously recorded by both Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin in the 1950s, this iconic standard has remained popular through the decades and has been recorded by countless jazz artists. This chart for
Here is the perfect combination of an infectious melody, great scoring and many of the swing figures that are essential for young players to learn. Midnight Express is a medium swinger and features
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