A playful chart in a Basie swing style, Aardvark Stomp is easy and fun to play and a great way to assist young jazz musicians in developing ensemble and sectional playing skills. There's
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
This swing original for beginning groups is based on the chord changes to Autumn Leaves. The brass ranges are very accessible with trumpet up to F5 and D-flat4 for trombone. Rhythm section parts
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
As one of the most important American music forms, the blues is an essential concept for developing students who are learning about jazz improvisation and ensemble playing. This easy-level swinger has it
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
A real jazz classic, this chart kicks! The features include a medium swing style, a written or improvised solo for tenor sax, meaningful ensemble passages, exceptional soli lines, superb phrases, and a
Here's a very useful arrangement that will fill the need when your jazz band is requested to play something patriotic. Featuring a variety of tempos and styles, this chart includes five American
This swinging original for young groups is based on the chord changes to the jazz standard There Will Never Be Another You. The brass ranges are very accessible, the rhythm section parts
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
Crazy title? It's from the movie of the same name and is a tongue-in-cheek swing chart adapted from a much more difficult chart by Gordon Goodwin for his Big Phat Band. Arranged by Ralph Ford for developing
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
Don't miss this swinging, shuffle blues chart for developing groups that cooks right off the top! Set at about 132 bpm, it features a full and hot saxophone section soli, a stop-time section leading
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
Learning music in the style of the great Count Basie Band is an essential experience for any jazz musician. This accessible chart is a swinging original featuring many of the components so
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
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