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Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session

by Dean Sorenson

Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session is a collection of jazz compositions that can be played in w wide variety of ‘combo' settings, with a combination of instruments, including both wind and string players!

Finally, a flexible collection of pieces that cut to the core of the jazz experience – playing in a combo!

Designed for students who have completed Book 2 of a comprehensive method for their particular instrument. No Jazz Theory or previous jazz experience necessary Each tune written with a ‘head-solo-head form, just like professional jazz combo music! Includes parts for all woodwind, brass, and string instruments, in addition to guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vibes Unsurpased flexibility. Kjos Multiple Option Scoring allows tunes to be played a solos, duets, trios, or quartets, as well as by traditional jazz combos, concert bands, string or full orchestras, or any size ensemble! Expanded rhythm section books include an Accompaniment part and a Melody/Harmony part. JAZZ ARTICULATION/NOTATION GLOSSARY in each part. Play-along ACCOMPANIMENT CD in each student book, recorded by professional jazz musicians, includes a mix with rhythm section accompaniment featuring solo trumpet playing the melody & solo sax playing the harmony. A second mix then features rhythm section accompaniment only so the student can play along. Great for intermediate students to sharpen their improvisation and performance skills!

Check out Dean Sorenson's audio clinics in the top right hand corner of this page to hear more about how this collection can be used in your program!

Kjos Multiple Option Scoring

Sample Pages
W41B - Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session-Bass (Sample Page) W41BC - Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session-Trombone/Bar Bc/Bassoon (Sample Page)
W41BS - Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session-Tuba (Sample Page) W41CO - Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Sessions-Cello (Sample Page)
W41D - Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session-Drums & Vibes (Sample Page) W41F - Standard of Excellence Jazz Combo Session-Score (Sample Page)
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Combo Session Audio Clinic
  • Combo Session Overview

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  • Improvisation

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  • Conclusion

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    Combo Session for Strings
  • Combo Session Overview

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  • Rock Style for Strings

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  • Improvisation 1: Jazz Scale Tones

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  • Improvisation 2: Funk Style, Melody Rhythms, and Trading

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  • Improvisation 3: Swing Style and String Ensemble Activities

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  • Space Walk: Complete Performance with Strings

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  • My Last Nickel: Complete Performance with Strings

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  • Lunch at the Spot: Complete Performance with Strings

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  • Conclusion

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