You know it, you love it! The opening motive is very catchy on this authentic sounding chart on the rock classic made famous by the group Chicago. Master arranger Mike Story works his magic to create an
Here's a wonderful take on the group Toto's classic rock tune from the '80s. It's solidly scored throughout and sounds amazingly like the original while remaining accessible for developing jazz bands.
You know it, you love it! This Meghan Trainor megahit is set at around 136 bpm with a solid rock groove, has no solos, and will be a favorite with students and audiences. This Victor Lopez arrangement
Originally recorded in 1961 by Jorgen Ingmann, but better known for the 1981 recording by The Sugarhill Gang, this funky hit remains a favorite. Feature your drummer or an additional percussionist (bongos,
Everyone knows this Henry Mancini favorite, but not like this! Mike Tomaro has gleefully twisted the well-known melody into a New Orleans-style second line groove for jazz ensemble! The signature bass line
From the best-selling album of all time, Thriller, this rock classic from Michael Jackson makes a superb jazz band tune your students and audiences will enjoy. The brass get a chance to shine in a
Sly and the Family Stone was a pivotal funk band of the late 1960s pioneering a fusion of funk, rock and soul. Who can forget their landmark performance at Woodstock in 1969? This exciting medley of hits
The song that launched Michael Jackson's famous "moonwalk" was also one of the top-selling singles of the year in 1983. This chart features the signature bass line and catchy melodies and is a great
Here's a solid, very playable arrangement of the modern jazz classic made famous by Weather Report and Manhattan Transfer. It includes a written solo for alto sax. The strong groove and carefully
No one brought musical energy and excitement to the stage, TV and film like the Blues Brothers! Here's a concise and accessible medley of their biggest hits, including I Can't Turn You Loose, Soul
Robin Thicke's megahit really lit up the airwaves and took the country by storm! This adaptation for younger jazz ensembles by Paul Murtha features the infectious dance groove and familiar riffs from the
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The heavy influence that Stevie Wonder had on funk and jazz is clearly evident in this hit from 1974. Made even funkier in this version for big band with a tempo slightly slower than the original, the
It is absolutely impossible to find a funkier tune than this R&B hit from the 1970s courtesy of The Commodores. This chart has it all, from the trademark bass riff to the ensemble punches and
Topping the charts as well as being featured in the movie "Trolls," this hit song from Justin Timberlake features a catchy hook along with an energetic rock style. The saxes begin with the melody followed
Originally recorded by Rose Royce in 1977, this well-known funky hit as recorded by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott is enjoying new life in the hit movie "Shark Tale." Authentic-sounding, it
Few people remember The Meters and this recording from 1969; however, over the years Cissy Strut has become a model of funky drumming and simmering grooves, and has been recorded by countless rock
Originally recorded by The Meters in 1969, Cissy Strut has since become a model for playing funk as recorded by both jazz and rock artists. The signature bass line is played by trombones, tenors
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