This Stevie Wonder hit from the 1970s features a distinctive Latin/rock groove along with a memorable theme. Paul Murtha does a great job of capturing the flavor of the original in this easy version for
Appropriately named, The Smooth Zone features a Latin feel that moves between an open groove and a straight-ahead Bossa, giving the rhythm section some varied but still accessible feels.
This straight-ahead Bossa passes the melody all around the band and gives everyone interesting lines to play. In addition to an open solo section for the rest of the ensemble, this chart also features some
From the Jazz Starter Series comes this fun introduction to the Latin style for young players. The basic mambo rhythms are easy and additional highlights include written solos or duets for trumpets or alto
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 easy-to-play Latin bossa nova has everything written out for the rhythm section and no individual solos. The tempo is around 148 bpm with very accessible brass ranges and plenty of
The Chili Pepper makes its initial appearance at the very easy grade level! As with all charts in the Chili Pepper series, this one has an infectious Latin groove, rhythmic excitement and a strong melody.
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
Empanada Caliente sizzles from the opening measure with a strong rhythmic groove that is always pushing the ensemble and the open solo section provides flexibility in choice of soloists with the
Written for developing groups, Sofrito is a fun Latin chart featuring a catchy stop-time melodic presentation, written or improvised solos for trumpet 2 and lead alto (with
Song for Silver is a Latin/rock original that provides a great opportunity to introduce young players to jazz legend Horace Silver. It's based on the chord changes to Song for My
Originally recorded in 1969, this iconic Latin rock tune composed by Sonny Henry helped boost the success of Santana and has remained a familiar classic ever since. This solid arrangement for younger
Arranged in an easy flowing bossa nova style, here is an effective version of this wonderful standard by jazz master Benny Carter. Featuring solid and creative scoring for the entire ensemble,
Jobim's timeless bossa nova is set here in a very fine arrangement for young jazz players. The smooth melodies and Latin flavor help make this appealing to players and audiences alike. The melody is
Exuding a joyful party atmosphere, this fun original includes steel drum and/or vibes adding that special flavor to this cut-time salsa chart. Featured are lots of unison horn lines and mostly block
Heating up the north woods, Minnesalsa is in a very authentic yet playable salsa groove. It's harmonically interesting, tuneful and includes clearly notated rhythm section parts that help students
Here's a cool Latin chart that sounds like an evening dance party! Everyone gets a chance to play the melody at some point, and all will be talking about this one on the way home from the
A strong and happy Latin groove anywhere from 155 to 180 bpm is the foundation of Cajun Chili Peppers. The chart opens with the drums and the horn sections stating the opening fanfare followed by
This fast samba chart for developing groups offers a smooth groove throughout with the half-note equaling 100 bpm, and includes a written or improvised solo for trombone. Additional features
This bossa nova original is a tip of the hat to jazz legend Horace Silver. Based on the chord progression to one of Silver's most famous compositions, Song for My Father, this accessible chart
Tango for Jam Jam is an accessible and captivating tango sure to be a hit at any concert. The tempo is around 120 bpm, and the chart has a written alto sax solo along with lots of built-in
Written for younger jazz bands, Porto Garibaldi is a fun Bossa Nova with a catchy melody. It includes written or improvised solos for trumpet and trombone, a unison soli, and an
This is one of Stevie Wonder's signature hits from the 1970s, and here is a masterfully arranged easy version in a light bossa style. The trombones grab the spotlight in the beginning and again at the end.
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