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
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
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Young and developing jazz bands will stand out with this calypso original! Cake Mix uses a great balance of dissonance and consonance with an infectious groove to create a surprisingly mature sound
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Audiences will sit up and take notice when your young jazz band takes off on this chart that cooks with Brazilian fire! Open intervals and thick textures give way to a strong melody that is passed through
Here's a Wes Montgomery bossa/rock tune that grooves along at around 145 bpm with the melody line played by tenor 1 and trumpet 2. With very playable ensemble sections and hits,
We haven't heard a better original Latin tune at this grade level than Pollo Roja! It's a cha-cha to be performed at around 146 bpm, has easy brass ranges, includes a written or ad lib alto
At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed at the easy grade level! Set in a driving tempo at about 176 bpm, this exciting chart makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to younger
This Latin favorite arranged for small groups features flexible instrumentation options, easy scoring and brief solos written into all the parts. The parts include: Part 1 - Trumpet or Alto Sax; Part 2
This original Bossa Nova features a laid-back groove that brings a nice mellow moment to any concert that needs a change of pace. Also featured are nice duets between tenor sax and trumpet, as
Exceptional ensemble writing makes this fun bossa/rock chart sound great and work well as a reliable teaching piece. Featuring a cool, smooth, laid-back sound and feel, there is an optional open solo
Undercover Bossa is an accessible Latin original written in bossa nova style, as well as elements of other popular Latin styles. It features moderate brass ranges and employs a tuneful melody
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