The beautiful simplicity of the timeless melody is further enhanced by lush chord changes and tasteful phrasing in this a cappella arrangement. This classic standard from the Kern and Hammerstein musical
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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
A Cole Porter standard that has been recorded by a multitude of performers including Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald. Vocal jazz lovers will enjoy this rich a cappella arrangement perfect
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
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 gorgeous vocal jazz arrangement combines Autumn Leaves with When October Goes in an artful setting that is unified both textually and musically. The sumptuous choral harmonies and
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,
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
A Duke Ellington Latin jazz classic in this Afro-Cuban setting, this song is an energetic selection that will make your choir and audience want to move their feet! Fun and rewarding for your group to
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
One of the top standards of all time! This rich setting with dreamy rubato phrasing, warm harmonies, and the full range of emotional expressivity will be a wonderful showcase for concert, community, and pop
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
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.
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!
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
This is a classic a cappella Kirby Shaw setting of a Gershwin ballad. Love Is Here to Stay appeared, perhaps most memorably, in the 1951 MGM picture "An American in Paris," for which it served as
For over seven decades, this song, written during World War II, has held an emotional connection with music lovers for its nostalgic longing for happier times. This a cappella setting offers opportunities
Bette Midler sang this to Johnny Carson on his last show. With a mature lyric, One for My Baby targets a more mature ensemble, but the Johnny Mercer/Harold Arlen standard is a classic for the ages!
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!
In the Jazz Explorations series for developing jazz choirs, this whimsical song from Simon & Garfunkel is a perfect introduction to style, technique and blend.
With sensitive lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, this ballad, popularized by Rosemary Clooney, lends itself well to beginning vocal jazz groups. The melody moves seamlessly from the choir to a featured
"It doesn't matter much how old I grow, I hate to see October go." A cappella choirs will enjoy the lush jazz harmonies in this tasteful arrangement of Barry Manilow's 1985 hit. Impeccable voice leading and
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
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