Featuring one of the most powerful riffs of the rock era, this hit recorded by The White Stripes in 2003 is arranged here in a hard-hitting version for younger players. No solos are required and the melody
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The trumpets are in the spotlight in this easy version of the 1985 techno rock classic recorded by the group A-ha. Featuring an energetic rock groove throughout, this arrangement is solidly scored for
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Carefully adapted for younger players, this chart on Cannonball Adderley's classic is set in a jazz/rock style throughout. The style remains faithful to the original, yet the ranges and rhythms are moderate
Recorded by Fitz and the Tantrums, this catchy tune often shows up in pop culture and on the airwaves in addition to the pop charts. This very easy ensemble-based arrangement will be instantly recognizable
This tune is an excellent example of classic R&B funk from the influential '60s band Booker T. & the MGs. With its infectious style and riff-based melodies, this tune never grows old. The solo
Here's a young jazz band chart that starts strong and keeps right on going! Groovy lines and funky grooves make this a must-have. Additional features include moderate ranges, notated rhythm
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This one's a New Orleans-style chart that will have the bayou bouncing! It's an ideal opener and a great way for young jazzers to learn about the groove. The features include flexible instrumentation,
Southtown Hustle is a driving rock/fusion chart in a quasi-Herbie Hancock style. The tempo is around 132 bpm; it's mostly a full-ensemble feature with a couple of short written or ad-lib
Tame your young beasts with this fun rock chart. It has all the right stuff: a steady beat, easy rhythms and ranges, and it's fun for young players. Beginning improvisers can develop confidence with the
This Eddie Harris classic has a funky jazz/rock groove played at about 140 bpm. With written solos provided for tenor and trumpet and a written melody solo for the bass, Listen
Gordon Goodwin wrote this superb chart for a good high school jazz ensemble to be played around 126 bpm with a straight-eighth feel and a rock groove. The saxes start things off a cappella then
You guessed it, Alligator Boogaloo is a funky rock chart with a boogaloo groove played around 136 bpm. It's a simple blues with a great melody introduced by alto and trumpet. Written solos
Here's the chicken funk chart for 2017! This one grooves from top to bottom and you'll really dig the deep, funky groove played around 160 bpm. Written or improvised solo space is provided for trumpet and
Kris Berg's contemporary take on this Cole Porter standard is set in a funky groove played at around 136 bpm, with the groove going into an occasional boogaloo feel. The lead trumpet range goes to
This driving funk chart exposes young musicians to the harmonies of the jazz classic Killer Joe combined with the groove of the Herbie Hancock classic Chameleon. Plenty of full ensemble
Backlash is a superb jazz/rock chart! Played at around 144 bpm, it's a well-written chart in every way with superb ensemble sections, a hip interlude that builds into a big shout chorus,
A catchy melody, blues-based harmonies, and a driving rock groove combine to create this medium-easy level chart that is sure to be loads of fun. Everyone gets to play the melody and the written
This familiar Motown hit features an unmistakable style and sound that has remained popular for five decades! Recorded by a number of artists, the version by Marvin Gaye is considered an R&B classic.
In the height of the disco era, this tune recorded by Sister Sledge caught fire on the R&B pop charts in 1979. Here is a great-sounding and funky version for younger players. There are no
Originally recorded in 1969, this iconic Latin rock tune composed by Sonny Henry helped boost the success of Santana and has remained a familiar classic ever since. This solid arrangement for younger
The song that launched Michael Jackson's famous "moonwalk" was also one of the top-selling singles of the year in 1983. This chart features the signature bass line and catchy melodies and is a
From the hit musical "Hairspray," here is the show-stopping production number in a dynamic arrangement for younger ensembles. Featuring a fast-paced rock groove and hard-hitting brass figures, this is sure
Originally recorded by The Meters in 1969, Cissy Strut has since become a model for playing funk as recorded by both jazz and rock artists. The signature bass line is played by trombones, tenors
Lineball is a straight-ahead rocker with a brief introduction followed by a tuneful melody at the top featuring the saxes and then the trumpets. There's a half-time feel in the bridge, then a
From the group Fall Out Boy, here is their high-energy rock hit that features a relentless rock beat and quotes from the familiar '60s television series The Munsters. This easy-to-learn arrangement will
This rocker recorded by the Foo Fighters has remained a favorite ever since its release in 1999. John Berry expertly trades the melody around from section to section in this great-sounding chart for young
This is a grooving chart that encourages enough mischief to be fun without going over the top. In Funky See, Funky Do, funk rhythms are presented in a very teachable way with plenty of
Chin Music is a straight-ahead rocker with a title that refers to a pitch that is thrown to the high and inside part of the plate. A high-energy chart that is a perfect opener or
Lab Report begins with a driving rock beat that transitions to swing and then back again and continues to alternate throughout. A unison horn soli teaches phrasing and articulation while
Change up the feel on your next program with this hip, pop/rock style chart that features a catchy melody and contemporary harmonies. The groove, at about 104 bpm, catches right off the top and the
Time For A Change is an accessible original utilizing a variety of rhythmic figures and a groove that is reminiscent of the popular Michael MacDonald and Doobie Brothers tunes of the 1980s. With
Here's a funky rock chart for young jazz bands, played at about 120 bpm. A written solo for tenor sax, accessible brass ranges, a catchy melody, and clear articulations are additional features. The easy
You'll recognize this tune for sure as a hit by the great jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis. It's a groovy boogaloo chart played at 140 bpm with a lead trumpet range to written G on top of the staff,
Check out this hip-hop setting by Paul Baker on the famous TV theme. Unique, but very appealing, it's loaded with wonderful writing, great development, written or improvised solos for trumpet, tenor
Here's Alan Baylock's contemporary treatment of this wonderful jazz standard in a half-time funk feel played with the half note equaling about 96 bpm. The lead trumpet range is to written B flat,
Heavy metal for big band! Guitar is the featured solo instrument in this very cool chart, so if you, the band and your drummer dig a rock vehicle to wake everyone up, this is it. The lead trumpet range is
Fool Me Once is a very funky original by the great Gordon Goodwin, written at a more accessible grade level. This chart is played at around 160 bpm, the lead trumpet range is to
Here's another of Kris Berg's highly successful and funky "chicken" charts! A clever title means a clever chart - this one opens with the sound of the barnyard and then it gets funky immediately
What a great title! This fun original is clearly a great rock arrangement for young jazz bands. Additional features include specific articulation notations, easy brass ranges, a written tenor sax solo (the
Made famous by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis band, this accessible version has a gospel rock groove that fits perfectly. Played at about 132 bpm with straight eighths, this chart is packed with goodies
Here's a laid-back "phunk" chart that will be a real crowd pleaser for your jazz ensemble no matter their level of accomplishment. From developing ensembles to the best jazz bands, Punk Phunk
Take a strong R & B groove, add a fun-to-play melody with a catchy hook, stir in some solid ensemble writing, and you have the recipe for a rock chart that will be a hit with students and audiences
Recorded by the American alternative rock band Walk the Moon, this contemporary rock hit features a driving pulse and catchy melodic lines. With the melody traded between the saxes and trumpets, this
Recorded by Coldplay in 2008, Viva La Vida has shown it has staying power with its strong rhythmic base and catchy melodies. This very easy chart will come together quickly with limited
Recorded by American rock band OneRepublic, this popular hard-driving hit is establishing a solid place in today's culture. With its driving pulse and eighth-note based rhythms, Counting Stars
No one brought musical energy and excitement to the stage, TV and film like the Blues Brothers! Here's a concise and accessible medley of their biggest hits, including I Can't Turn You Loose, Soul
From Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, this monster hit is the perfect throwback to a funky R&B style! This arrangement for younger players features modest ranges and repetitive yet authentic-sounding
Hello! Your funk chart is ready for pick-up! A perfect vehicle for teaching 16th-note rhythms, Yonkers Is Calling has something for everyone. With a tempo around 100 bpm, it features
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