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
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.
From the First Place for Jazz Series comes this minor blues chart that features swinging lines and intricate counterpoint for young jazz ensembles. The features include a short "rhythm out" section that
Young jazz musicians respond to a great swing groove, easily played and with a catchy melody that they can grab hold of with both hands. Kickin' Back fits the bill while the keyboard
Kool Kat Blues is an effective medium-tempo minor blues chart. Whether your ensemble has some experience or is in the developmental stages, this chart is suitable for all performance situations.
Lab Report begins with a driving rock beat that transitions to swing and then back again and continues to alternate throughout. A unison horn soli teaches phrasing and articulation while
This medium-tempo swinger played around 120 bpm is perfect for the concert hall or a lazy afternoon. Everyone gets to play the melody, and this chart is a perfect introduction to swing style for the
Recorded by Wilson Pickett in the '60s, here is a high-energy rock tune that everyone is sure to recognize and enjoy. Rick Stitzel's easy chart features the trademark riffs, solo breaks for drums, and a
A driving Latin feel is the foundation of this chart from Doug Beach. With a flowing melody, solid voicings and an open improvised or written solo section, this piece will be not only a great concert
Andy Clark has created a solid sounding rocker for young jazz bands! Playable with optional limited instrumentations, it's ideal for a wide variety of performance occasions. Really hot at an accessible
Based on the contemporary style featured on the hit TV show Glee, here is a very easy version of Bill Withers' signature tune from the '70s. Easy to learn and play! Playable with optional reduced or
This rocker recorded by the Foo Fighters has remained a favorite ever since its release in 1999. John Berry expertly trades the melody around from section to section in this great-sounding chart for young
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