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.
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
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
Patriotic music for jazz bands is always welcome! This setting begins appropriately at a reverently slow tempo around 60 bpm, with the trumpets carrying the melody followed by a piano interlude. The
Oh, yes! This is a superb setting of the iconic jazz ballad that features the alto sax star in your band. The alto solo is mostly written with opportunities to improvise around the melody, and the ensemble
This highly functional and accessible arrangement of six Christmas favorites may be performed as a medley, or a shortened version, or as individual tunes. The selections are presented in contrasting styles
Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble
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
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
It's time for another musical journey through Miami's Little Havana as provided by Jeff Jarvis. This medium-easy level original scored in cha-cha style showcases authentic, yet accessible rhythms and
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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,
This chart, originally popularized by Buddy Rich, has been scored at an accessible level while maintaining the essence of the original and more. The tempo is around 154 bpm, there are written
Whether your jazz band has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this medium-tempo swingin' blues chart is suitable for all performance situations. All sections have
Blue's Blues was written for the great trumpet player Blue Mitchell. It's a medium boogaloo over a blues form. With a nice style and feel, it features a funky melody introduced by the full ensemble
Charlie Hill's original swinger at around 126 bpm is a straight-ahead blues chart with a catchy melody in the saxes that stays with you. There are no solos, just swinging sectionals and ensemble
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