Paul Murtha's take on Meghan Trainor's smash hit features a catchy melody, a strong rhythmic pulse, hand claps, fun instrumental effects, and a hint of doo-wop. Arranged here in an easy setting for younger
One of the iconic early hits by the Beatles, this catchy tune features an immediately recognizable melody and a driving swing/shuffle style. Included in this version for young players is the famous
Journey made this a hit in 1980 and the cast of Glee did it again in 2010. This solid chart is built on a driving eighth-note pulse and requires no solos. Sure to sound great with limited rehearsal time, it
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,
This beautiful ballad made famous by the great Etta James makes a perfect change of pace for any concert. Featuring a sultry tenor saxophone solo sprinkled with melodic replies from other sections and
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
Young players will have a blast with this dynamic yet easy version of this huge hit by Lady Gaga. The trombones state the distinctive riff theme, and later the sax section trades statements with the brass
Ever since The Bare Necessities was first introduced in the classic movie "The Jungle Book," this catchy tune has remained a familiar favorite. Featured again in the 2016 movie, here is an easy
From "The Jungle Book," this timeless classic appeared in the original move as well as the latest blockbuster hit. With a jaunty 2-beat swing style and well-known melody, this one is impossible not to like.
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
Gordon Goodwin pays tribute to the great Count Basie on this famous Disney tune. With a slow Basie groove, solos for piano and tenor sax, dynamics galore, and a fabulous shout chorus, this is a fantastic
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
Fun and exciting, this rousing production number features those rompin' tunes made famous by the Blues Brothers! A great way to provide something a little different at your next jazz concert, this
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
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