In the Jazz Explorations series for developing jazz choirs, this whimsical song from Simon & Garfunkel is a perfect introduction to style, technique and blend.
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A wonderful choice to expose younger choirs to elements of vocal jazz style in this swingin' tune by Louis Prima. With a careful approach to voice leading, range, jazz rhythms and even notated simple scat
Developing mixed and treble choirs will enjoy performing this jazz inflected doo-wop song written in the 1930s, but made popular in 1961 by the Marcels. With careful attention to range and voice-leading,
Irving Berlin's much-recorded song from 1926 takes a sultry and sophisticated turn with this dynamic jazzy arrangement that includes optional rhythm, flugelhorn and flute. "Blue days, all of them gone.
This combination of Birth of the Blues and Blues in the Night is filled with all the jazzy nuances you expect in such golden oldies. Use the recorded accompaniment track or a live combo to
This Discovery Jazz series edition of Stevie Wonder's 1973 song packs all the joyful Latin energy you would want into an accessible arrangement that is super cool and fun to sing. Great for building skills
Set in a fast swing above a walking bass, this Gershwin standard really cooks! Featuring a wailing group scat chorus, experienced vocal jazz groups will wow the crowd in this sensational chart!
From Benny Goodman to Bette Midler and so many other artists, this classic song is forever popular. Beginning with a heartfelt solo, the arrangement goes into a relaxed gospel style, setting the melody and
Heartfelt lyrics, rich harmonies and a smoldering slow swing tempo make this a fine choice for a vocal jazz ballad. Tastefully arranged, this piece is great for building phrasing and blend!
A charming swing-infused standard, first published in 1924, that has been recorded by a wide variety of hit-makers including Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble and Carrie Underwood. Perfect for school
Although it doesn't appear in the original 1939 film, this number from "The Wizard of Oz" is an energetic, swinging romp through one of the prominent dance crazes of the time period, and appears in many
This Gershwin classic is set in an easy swing filled to the brim with nonchalant charm and optimism. A great selection for jazz, pop and concert choirs in a program of standards or a love-themed concert
Van Morrison's classic jazz-infused song, which barely charted when it was released, has lived a new life and is now the most frequently played song when the "Belfast Cowboy" performs. The jazzy choral
This show tune has appealed to jazz musicians ever since it was first heard in "Finian's Rainbow," and it still swings! "I look at you and suddenly, something in your eyes I see, soon begins bewitching me.
You'll love this fresh contemporary treatment of the Stevie Wonder hit song from 1983. Well-crafted vocal parts and a straight-ahead rhythmic groove with just a hint of vocal jazz make this chart accessible
Here is the perfect way to introduce your young singers to the Brazilian jazz samba, or bossa nova. Just enough repetition, some simple scat singing, and English subtext are a recipe for success. There's
This soft samba setting of the famous love theme from The Godfather offers plenty of options to showcase your choir's singing skills: blend, style, rhythm, and an ensemble scat interlude. A great
Introduce your young singers to the blues with this Robert Johnson classic from 1937, memorably covered by The Blues Brothers. With a shuffle-style rhythmic feel, vocal fall-offs and accessible jazz
Here is an original jazz suite that is perfectly suited to treble choirs or developing mixed groups in middle school and high school. The lyrics for all three songs are about the joy and fun of singing and
Four fantastic hits combine in this four-and-a-half minute medley of fun! Perfectly for choreography, it even includes a kazoo interlude. You couldn't ask for more! Included are: I Got Rhythm; How High
Here is a song written in the big-band era, first recorded by jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald in 1939 and ideal for introducing beginning and developing groups to swing style. In the Discovery Series, it's
Cool scat syllables are featured in this nicely done setting of the Nat King Cole classic. Laid back and fun to sing, this challenging arrangement is a great choice for more experienced vocal jazz
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