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2016 Kjos Jazz Band Repertoire

Excellence In Jazz Pedagogy
Excellence in Jazz Pedagogy is a series of short, targeted publications by renowned jazz educator, composer, and performer Dean Sorenson. Each book in this collection focuses on specific topics important to anyone teaching or studying jazz. Use the books in the series as: · reference guides for the working music educator. · supplements to

First Place for Jazz Charts
All charts in the First Place for Jazz series feature flexible instrumentation. They can be performed by the full jazz ensemble, or will sound full and complete with as few as nine players: 1st and 2nd Alto Saxophone, 1st Tenor Saxophone, 1st and 2nd Trumpet, 1st Trombone, Piano, Bass, and Drums. Parts are also included for Flute, Clarinet, F Horn, Tuba, and Baritone T.C.

Kjos FlexJazz Charts
The Kjos FlexJazz Series includes charts that allow everyone get into the game. Scored at a grade 1 level, these pieces are playable by virtually any combination of instruments. Solo sections are completely flexible and included suggested solos as well as solo scales. All rhythm section parts are completely notated. If you have an uneven or uncertain instrumentation, this is the ser


New Repertoire:

Shuffle On Down (Pearson) - ZB450 / $48.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Roars right from the start -- a perfect opener! The melody uses notes from the blues scale, and is passed all around the band. The shout chorus really wails. Sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Duration: 2:55


One Eyed Jack - Score (Sorenson) - ZB445F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Minor modes seem to work great with young players, and this medium tempo swinger holds all the cards. The melody is played in a call and response pattern, while the shout chorus includes solid concerted figures.

Duration: 2:20


Blues Testing (Sorenson) - ZB444 / $48.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

Finally, a test that students will look forward to taking! This straight ahead swinger is perfect for teaching swing rhythm interpretation and improvising on a blues. Ideal for any program.

Duration: 2:05


Chattin’ Some Latin - Score (Ciechomski) - ZB447F / $7.00audio available for this titlesample available for this title

A cool Latin chart that sounds like an evening dance party. Everyone gets a chance to play the melody at some point. Everyone will be talking about this one.

Duration: 2:03


Nature’s Cacophony, Book 1 (Allred) - WP620 / $6.50

A perfect collection for pre-teen and teenage students who are picky with what repertoire they want to study and play. Diverse and contemporary writing that advance skills and showmanship. Each book contains eight piano solos that capture, with dramatic flair, some of the wonderment of nature. These books are perfect for study and for recitals.

Level: Intermediate/ Late Intermediate

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New Methods & Collections:

2016 Kjos Jazz Band Repertoire

Excellence In Jazz Pedagogy

First Place for Jazz Charts

Kjos FlexJazz Charts

 

 

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