Creatively set in the style of a New Orleans street beat, here is a new take on an old favorite! It's a perfect example of an early jazz tune that has stood the test of time and will add the element of fun
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.
Whitney Houston will always be remembered for this signature ballad. Here is a great-sounding arrangement that features a written solo for alto saxophone, tasteful ensemble accompaniment lines, and later a
Need something for that holiday concert that goes together quickly and also sounds great? Rick Stitzel's easy Latin style arrangement of this Christmas classic features plenty of tutti ensemble playing for
Recorded by The Jackson 5, this was a number-one hit in 1970 and again in 1992 when it was recorded by Mariah Carey. This easy ballad is a nice change of pace for beginning jazz bands. Optional reduced or
Since its release in 1971, John Lennon's poignant and sensitive song remains relevant and popular today. John Berry's arrangement for younger players is in the style of a rock ballad with a contemporary
In Your Dreams... is an exceptional ballad feature for solo trombone or tenor saxophone. The rhythmic and technical demands are minimal allowing rehearsal time to focus on musicality and
This beautiful ballad from the pen of George Shutack is the perfect showcase for your trumpet or alto sax soloist. The pensive melody and rich harmony combine to create a wonderful change of pace chart. The
This one has a funky rock groove with a hip chord progression, yet it's very easy to play. It Is What It Is has plenty of unison harmony, no solos, easy ranges, and is very effective for the young
Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have a Nice Day, this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a
Jazz Hero is an accessible Latin/rock chart that will do your band proud. A minor-sounding introduction brings the band in on the major chord melody, then the sections trade back and forth. There
Yes, this is Jingle Bells! Check out this very clever swing arrangement that is sure to please. This very easy chart is easy to rehearse with a catchy hook, very modest brass ranges, and plenty of
Alright, alright, here's your joyous and happy Latin chart for any performance setting! The calypso groove is easy to play, the brass ranges are very accessible, the tempo is around 142 bpm, written
This chart is a nice way to feature young soloists on a jazz classic. It has been played by all the greats, but this arrangement is very accessible and swingin' with a cool melodic line. The tempo is
Victor Lopez has taken the Ode to Joy theme from Beethoven's 9th, added a holiday twist and turned it into a very nice chart for young jazz bands. It features cool harmony and it's easy to rehearse and
Here's a very tasty rock ballad that can feature either alto sax or trumpet soloists with accessible, written solos. Just Before I Close My Eyes continues to be a top seller year after year.
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