You can't go wrong with this one! It's a famous tune by one of the most memorable figures in jazz, Thomas "Fats" Waller, and it's well within the capabilities of younger bands. It also includes an easy to
Alexander's Ragtime Band is one of Irving Berlin's earliest creations; it has stood the test of time and can still be heard in music venues throughout the world. Peter Blair has created a
Don't miss this one! Let your young jazz band cut their teeth on this great jazz chart from Miles Davis' epic recording Kind Of Blue. You can't beat the combination of a classic chart and an
One of the iconic early hits by the Beatles, this catchy tune features an immediately recognizable melody and a driving swing/shuffle style. Included in this version for young players is the famous
Made famous by The Count Basie Orchestra, here is a great-sounding yet playable version of this standard for developing bands. It includes feature spots for every section and optional written or improvised
This chart is a strong addition to the young jazz ensemble repertoire and includes a solo improvisation guide that will help beginning improvisers develop their creative skills and build an
This Mike Collins-Dowden swing-style original features a hip melody, interesting call-and-response passages between the saxes and brass, nice dynamic contrasts, a written or improv solo for trumpet, and
Here's a great vehicle for teaching your younger jazz ensemble how to swing. Originally a blues tune from 1919, this familiar song has become an often recorded jazz standard. John Berry's updated version
Below the Line is a fun shuffle chart in the style of the great big bands of Buddy Rich or the jump and jive style of Louis Prima. Set at around 190 bpm, this chart features a big sound with
This familiar Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart jazz standard has certainly retained its timeless quality even today. Skillfully arranged for younger players in a medium swing style, this chart features saxes
Wow, this accessible swing chart has it all... a medium-up tempo, cool melodic lines, textural variety, mature harmonies, easy brass ranges, written or ad lib solos for tenor 1 and trombone 1, and a highly
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