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.
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
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
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
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
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
Let this chart be the first bossa nova you put in front of your beginning jazz ensemble. It's easy to play yet captures all the Brazilian character of this key Latin style. The tempo is relaxed at about 120
Rick Stitzel's dynamic and clever original employs only a limited number of different rhythmic patterns along with modest brass ranges for young jazz bands. Orangatango features plenty of full
Take a driving Latin/rock groove and add a strong, straightforward melody, and you have this winning change-of-pace chart for jazz groups at the very easy level. Scored for four horns with rhythm
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
Here's a distinctive arrangement for beginning jazz groups on one of Duke Ellington's most recognizable tunes. One of the featured works in the 2014 movie "Whiplash," it combines the styles of Latin and big
This very easy bossa nova with an infectious melody gives all players exposure within the safety of their sections. Accessible rhythms, notated rhythm parts and written or improvised solos for alto sax and
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