The youngest jazz bands can celebrate the holidays with this easy, driving rock version of Jingle Bells that features some exciting twists. With easy rhythm section parts and extremely
This driving rock version of Up on the Housetop is full of interesting surprises and perfect for young jazz bands or experienced ensembles. After establishing the funky rock groove, there's a duet
A not so silent night? You bet! This half-time swing/funk arrangement takes Silent Night and gives the familiar tune a funky twist. With its infectious groove, killer harmonies, and dynamic twists
Here's a very straightforward setting at around 120 bpm for younger jazz bands that will be a favorite with audiences and parents. With limited ranges and rhythms for the horns and extremely playable rhythm
Red Line Shuffle is a medium swing/shuffle chart perfect for developing bands as played around 140 bpm. The sassy melody is first presented by the saxes, then the trumpets. With playable rhythms
Dynamo is pure excitement right off the top! Utilizing a half-time rock feel throughout with a Latin flavor at times, the melody is carried by a trumpet/trombone duo, then by the trumpet section.
Ray Charles. Need we say more? Ranked tenth on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, this soulful anthem mixes rhumba, rhythm and blues styles for a chart your audience and your students will
With the rhythm section laying down the groove, this soulful hit from the group Kool and the Gang oozes funky goodness! This chart stays true to the original, featuring tasty rhythm section parts mixed in
This iconic hit from the great James Brown should be a staple in every jazz band's library! With funky horn licks and a driving groove in the rhythm section, this tune gets off to a rousing start. The solo
This easy New Orleans swing chart was one of the early jazz standards. Written for young jazz band success at around 105 bpm, this chart features extremely playable rhythms, ranges and rhythm section parts.
The Kessel Run is a flag-waving swinger that proceeds at breakneck speed! The first chorus features two bands within the band. To showcase the soloists, the solo section features stop-time
This epic treatment of the Latin classic makes a killer chart for experienced jazzers. From the understated opening Latin groove, this chart quickly builds to a powerful and eloquent musical statement.
This patriotic medley is perfect for any parade or field show. Starting with a duet between solo piccolo and snare drum performing Yankee Doodle Dandy, the medley quickly erupts into a powerful
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