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
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.
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
Recorded by the Edgar Winter Group in 1973, this driving rock tune has a powerful contemporary edge that remains popular today. This terrific chart is propelled by a driving pulse and the signature melodies
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
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 great
Topping the charts as well as being featured in the movie "Trolls," this hit song from Justin Timberlake features a catchy hook along with an energetic rock style. The saxes begin with the melody followed
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
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 1975 tune by the Temptations is one of their later hits, co-written by Funkadelic guitarist Eddie Hazel and decidedly funkadelic in style. This chart features the infectious bass line first stated by
From Stevie Wonder's acclaimed and highly influential "Innervisions" album, Living for the City features a slow, bluesy, funky groove and memorable melodic lines. Adapted beautifully for jazz
This classic funk tune from the 1970s was written by Stevie Wonder, but became a huge hit for Rufus and Chaka Khan. Featuring a slow and driving pulse with heavily syncopated figures, this chart provides a
James Brown had many great hits, and this one translates into a funky jazz band chart that's sure to be a favorite. Set at around 116 bpm, it exudes all the soul and funk of the Godfather of Soul
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,
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 jazz artist Jon Batiste and his group Stay Human as the theme song for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, this energetic tune features an appealing jazz/rock flair. The saxes take the lead in
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
Featured on the TV series "The Voice" performed by Ray Boudreaux, this hit from the 1970s is typical of the infectious bluesy style of composer/singer Bill Withers. Here's a funky chart for younger players,
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
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
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
Inspired by the version of The Pink Panther recorded by Bobby McFerrin, Mike Tomaro breathes exciting new life into this Mancini favorite. Combining a unique shuffle funk groove with creative
Everyone knows this Henry Mancini favorite, but not like this! Mike Tomaro has gleefully twisted the well-known melody into a New Orleans-style second line groove for jazz ensemble! The signature bass line
The heavy influence that Stevie Wonder had on funk and jazz is clearly evident in this hit from 1974. Made even funkier in this version for big band with a tempo slightly slower than the original, the
Black Sabbath's rock classic has been a student favorite for many marching bands through the years and makes a great jazz band chart that rocks with some serious attitude! From the opening hard rock
Just like the title, this funk/rock chart on the Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars megahit is loaded with powerful energy! The tempo is around 112 bpm, there's a written alto sax solo provided, and it goes all
You know it, you love it! This Meghan Trainor megahit is set at around 136 bpm with a solid rock groove, has no solos, and will be a favorite with students and audiences. This Victor Lopez arrangement
Here's a wonderful take on the group Toto's classic rock tune from the '80s. It's solidly scored throughout and sounds amazingly like the original while remaining accessible for developing jazz bands.
Mike Story's chart on The Doors' rock classic is one that will please audiences and young players. In a medium rock style, it features a written piano solo, easy brass ranges, and easy
Rosanna was a huge hit in the '80s from the group Toto, with a great hook that still resonates today! This chart begins with a big introduction and transitions to a more subdued
Here's the ultimate in contemporary funk from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars! Paul Murtha captures all the style and attitude in this exciting chart for jazz ensembles. The melody is skillfully passed
Here is one of the signature hits from the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown in a funky medium tempo well-scored chart! The saxes take the lead while the brass deliver all the tight horn riffs. The drummer
With its unmistakable bass line, just plain cool rhythmic groove, and infectious rock style, here's a classic 1970s hit that young players are sure to enjoy! Arranged with moderate ranges, easy
Recorded in the '60s by artists such as Wilson Pickett and The Rolling Stones, this gospel-flavored rocker was then famously featured in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers." There's a brief written solo
Recorded in 1984 by the German rock group Scorpions, this classic hard rock hit remains popular in today's culture thanks to sporting events, video games, TV and film. The features include a "shredding"
Recorded by the Beatles in 1963, and years later prominently featured in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," this catchy rock favorite never grows old. This arrangement gives every section of the band a
This is probably George Harrison's most famous contribution to the illustrious catalog of recordings by The Beatles! Mike Tomaro maintains the general flavor of the distinctive original and takes the
Here's an easy yet great-sounding chart on the hit song from "Despicable Me 2" by Pharrell Williams that just never seems to get old! The melody is skillfully bounced from section to section, and there are
Recorded by Billy Preston in 1974, this rocker became a number 1 hit on the charts, and in 1975 became the first musical number ever performed on the TV show Saturday Night Live! Here is a funky version for
Mike Tomaro makes sure that every section gets into the act in this uplifting chart on the megahit by Pharrell Williams. The breakdown section features clapping by the band members while the trombones carry
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