Jazz Ensemble

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Jazz really is fun!

Whenever I do an arrangement or write a composition for jazz ensemble, it is usually with a purpose beyond simply playing music for its own sake. Usually this will be to get pupils going with a bit of improvisation or to familiarise them with a particular style. You will find the pieces in this section fit the norms of jazz composition and structure and as such, I hope they will be useful in coaching a school ensemble.

Howlin’ Cat Blues

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This 12-bar blues is suitable for elementary jazz ensemble and can accommodate virtually any combination of players as long as you have piano, bass and drums to form a rhythm section.

17 Parts for £10·00

Latin Thing

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This piece was written with the intention of introducing a school or college band to some of the common features of Latin music.

19 Parts for £10·00