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
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
"All in" is a phrase that has spread from the world of poker becoming widely used to describe anytime you're totally committed to any endeavor. This laid-back funk/rock original from Peter Blair keeps
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
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,
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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 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
This familiar standard is usually performed as a duet. It's been recorded countless times over the years, notably in the holiday movie favorite "Elf" starring Will Ferrell. This charming arrangement for
Young players will have a blast with this dynamic yet easy version of this huge hit by Lady Gaga. The trombones state the distinctive riff theme, and later the sax section trades statements with the brass
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
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
Teaching opportunities abound in this straight-ahead swing chart for young groups. Solid swing figures, blues-based changes and plenty of full ensemble work all combine to create a chart that everyone can
The combination of a medium swing groove, essential swing figures and blues-based harmonies all add up to make Blue Q an ideal chart for young jazzers to learn the basics of big-band ensemble
Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight-ahead swinger is ideal for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues scale. Equally suited to any program,
Here's a great way to introduce the music of Count Basie to your young players. Carefully scored for young groups, this medium swing chart composed by Frank Foster and Count Basie trades the melody between
Recorded by legendary blues singer John Lee Hooker in 1961, this tune remains one of his most identifiable and enduring songs. Here's a bluesy swing setting for young players that includes the signature
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