In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Our vocal jazz arrangements our compiled from a variety of sources to provide the best selection possible. Most of them are designed for the group at the intermediate skill level. Though some of the songs included within this category are in fact popular or traditional compositions, it is the style of the arrangement that we classify as jazz. Please contact our staff if you have a question about any of the titles on this page; we will be happy to consult with you personally.
Songbooks and Collections
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Various Arrangers : Vocal Jazz Classics for Female Voices
"Autumn Leaves" - A fresh take on a classic standard with intricate, yet accessible jazz harmonies and effortless voice leading. The vocals sing like falling and drifting leaves throughout the piece. A standout ballad for your jazz, show, or concert choir!"Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?" - What a fun and smart arrangement of this popular song originally penned by Hughie Cannon! A standard for jazz and Dixieland bands, the fun of this piece is now captured in a new SSAA voicing for women. This gem is great for concert and show choirs."Their Hearts Were Full of Spring" - Originally popularized by the Four Freshmen, this iconic arrangement of the Bobby Troup song helped pave the way for a cappella vocal jazz as well as influencing the singing style of the Beach Boys."The Nearness of You" - One of the greatest songs of all time, Hoagy Carmichael's classic romantic ballad shimmers in a rich a cappella setting highlighted by lush harmonies and gently arched phrasing in this superb arrangement.
Songlist: Autumn Leaves, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?, Their Hearts Were Full of Spring, The Nearness of You
Bob Chilcott : Jazz Songs of Innocence
This vibrant collection presents five jazzy settings of poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence. Chilcott challenges the expectation of the listener by setting each classic text in a different jazz-inspired style-from the laid-back swing of 'The Echoing Green' and ballad-like setting of 'The Lamb' to a lilting jazz waltz, 'The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found'. The voices are underpinned by a stylistic piano part, which may be played as written or serve as a guide, and a part for bass and drum kit is available separately for jazz trio accompaniment. Ideal for performance individually or as a suite, these innovative songs will make a colourful addition to any concert programme.
Songlist: Piping down the valleys wild , The Lamb, The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found , The Echoing Green , The Divine Image
Kirby Shaw : Jazz Christmas for SSA
Here's a handy, jazzy collection that's great for both concerts and caroling! Set in an easy, swingy style, these tunes will be a big hit with your audiences.
Songlist: Go, Tell It On The Mountain , The Holly And The Ivy, Silent Night, Carol Of The Bells, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Manhattan Transfer : Manhattan Transfer for SAA Voices
Its the ladies turn to sing the songs of one the the greatest jazz vocal groups ever! "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie" will put your choir on the jazz track with its hip '40s lyrics. This accessible setting of "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" retains all the flavor of the original Manhattan Transfer hit. Four of Manhattan Transfer's signature songs are showcased here in a 6-minute mini-medley "Manhattan Transfer Swings!" that will totally energize your concert! Includes: Four Brothers, Route 66, That Cat Is High, Tuxedo Junction. A driving beat leads this chart of fresh new chord changes and rhythmic surprises. "The Boy from New York City" - Terrific for show, jazz or concert choirs and the SSA voicing will thrill your women's groups!
Songlist: Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Operator, Manhattan Transfer Swings!, The Boy from New York City
Michele Weir : A Christmas Jazz Holiday
This valuable publication features easy a cappella vocal jazz arrangements from the pen of jazz educator Michele Weir. These holiday classics fare all arranged perfectly in a light jazz style for today's singers. Includes a second group of three Christmas numbers arranged in a light, a cappella, vocal jazz style. Excellent material for your show and jazz choirs. Appropriate for beginning or established groups.
Songlist: Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! , I'll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, O Christmas Tree, Winter Wonderland
Morgan Ames : Holiday Jazz for Female Voices
"Fum Fum Fum" is a traditional Christmas folk song from Catalan with bright tempo and traditional harmonies. Two verses are in Spanish and two in English. It is a straight four-part singing without solos. " O Come With Us" is an English carol with bright tempo and contrapuntal lines. A fun sing! Traditional carol " The Holly And The Ivy" with non-traditional rhythm setting in 6/8. Bright tempo, and several solo sections. "That You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby/a Child Is Born" is a two-song blend of a traditional spiritual and a Thad Jones' jazz classic. Solos meant for free interpretation. Never more than 4-parts at once includig solos. These sophisticated arrangements willl add some sizzle to your Christmas program.
Songlist: Fum, Fum, Fum, The Holly and the Ivy, O Come With Us, What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby / A Child Is Born
Various Arrangers : Women's Popular Jazz
"I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" is a whimsical gem for female voices and will captivate your audiences. Kirby's exquisite arrangement of this classic song lets each section blossom with a turn at the melody. Mac Huff's arrangement of Bette Midler's #1 pop hit "From A Distance" has powerful lyrics and a timeless melody that will create an unforgettable concert moment. Magical! Michele Weir's arrangements of "Rock-A-Bye Baby" is a smooth jazz delight and the vocal jazz standard "Java Jive"gets a great a cappella treatment with the Kirby Shaw touch! Still swings!
Songlist: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows, Java Jive, From a Distance, Rock-A-Bye Baby
Various Arrangers : Queens Of Song
"How About You". This a cappella tour-de-force is designed to feature a quartet or the entire choir. This vocal adaptation of the Rosemary Clooney/Hi-Lo's recording will challenge the most adept vocalists and will likewise impress the haughtiest self-proclaimed vocal jazz aficionado. "For All We Know" is a lush four-voice a cappella ballad for soprano soloist. Written for and performed by UNC's SUS 4. The inclusion of the verse at the end is inspired by Mark Murphy's rendition. "Cielito Lindo" is a traditional tune with very unusual rhythm approach. Tempo: breakneck. Requires good, strong sopranos. This intense rubato arrangement of the Rogers & Hart classic " My Funny Valentine", though accessible to an upper-level high school SSAA group with some jazz experience, is challenging and muscially rewarding enough for the collegiate ensemble as well. Ranges are moderate: Soprano I extends up to F5, Alto II down to Bb3, keeping the harmonies close. A soprano solo is featured in the bridge over a three-part background, leading to a dramatic high point at "Stay, little Valentine, stay!" Suggestions for breaths, expressive markings and dynamics are detailed in the score.
Songlist: How About You?, For All We Know, Cielito Lindo, My Funny Valentine
Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz Ballads
A warm and beautiful melody with poignant lyrics set in a sensitive, a cappella arrangement makes 'Try A Little Tenderness' a festival or concert favorite. The lyrics and melody to 'Draw Me A Circle' have an almost child-like simplicity. Setting it within the framework of a harmonically sophisticated arrangement has created a lovely and poignant piece. It is a cappella, rubato and features a fairly lengthy soprano solo. 'Sounds Like Fun' is a short and sweet showpiece. It is part ballad, part rhythmic masterpiece. The hot chords and flashy vocal moves eloquently, but not difficultly, to the very end. This chart is sure to be enjoyed by all those who sing it or just listen to it! 'Nina Never Knew' is an expressive and sensitive ballad setting with a beautiful, lyric melody. Medium difficult, but well worth the effort!
Songlist: Sounds Like Fun, Nina Never Knew, Try a Little Tenderness, Draw Me a Circle
Various Arrangers : For Women Only
This close harmony version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "The Sound Of Silence" works well for beginning groups looking for interesting material, or advanced groups interested in a beautiful mood piece allowing for emotional interpretation. Mixing close harmony with arpeggiated textures, this arrangement allows each voice a turn with the solo line, and plenty of opportunity for rubato and expressive dynamics. This upbeat finger snappin' pop version of the doo-wop classic " Rockin' Robin" will add some spark (and tweet) to your repertoire without being too difficult. The solo moves from part to part, allowing every singer a chance in the spotlight. "Goodbye Old Paint" is a delightful western classic using modern harmonies and approach and "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" is a ballad of the 40's in block harmonies. The tempo is medium. "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" is one of the many great Ellington songs, arranged here for treble voices. The singers can feel free to alter the scat if it works better that way. "Silent All These Years". Tori Amos broke onto the music scene with this introspective ballad, and this arrangement captures all of the original's delicate moodiness. The background voices weave smooth patterns and ring warm chords. This is an excellent showcase for an expressive soloist (can either be a soprano or alto 1). SSSAA a cappella (4 part with solo).
Songlist: Rockin' Robin, The Sound Of Silence, Goodbye Old Paint, I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do, Silent All These Years
Various Arrangers : Love Songs for Female Voices
Smooth a cappella harmonies and unique choral textures make the Rodgers & Hart standard "My Romance" an exceptional choice for SSAA ensembles. The warm standard "When I Fall In Love" featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle, in a stunning a cappella arrangement. The Irving Berlin chestnut : What'll I Do?" Is a delight and varied choral textures and luscious harmonies make "How Deep Is The Ocean?", another Berlin standard, an ideal selection for a cappella female groups. Ultimately romantic! Originally performed by Maxx Factor on The Sing Off Season One, this a cappella arrangement of Love Story is sweet, warm and easy to sing yet full and rich. The melody is in the soprano 2 part with duet and trio lines throughout.
Songlist: My Romance, What'll I Do, How Deep is the Ocean (How High Is the Sky), Love Story
Various Arrangers : Women's Movie Classics
Add a touch of Hollywood to your repertoire! The popular love theme from the hit movie Titanic, originally recorded by Celine Dion, is now available in an exquisite setting by Kirby Shaw. The essence of this very moving, emotional ballad, with its haunting melody and tender lyrics, is beautifully captured with word painting and lush harmonies. Guaranteed to create a moment of sheer magic in your concert. The breathtaking ballad "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" from The Lion King has a sonorous setting for a cappella ensembles. "Under The Sea' is the showstopper from The Little Mermaid in a dynamite a cappella rendition by the incomparable Kirby Shaw.
Songlist: My Heart Will Go On, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Beauty and the Beast, Under the Sea, Preludium
Various Arrangers : Wordless A Cappella for SSAA
The top-selling VoiceDance, first in the SATB series, is now available for women's voices in an exciting SSAA voicing. Now treble choirs can experience the rhythmic fun and challenge of this unique vocal jazz classic! "Bumble Bee" - Shape this song to your own needs! Arranged and performed by the incredible Real Group! It is written for high school women's voices, but the optional TB line makes it a SSAATB setting for mixed choir. You may have optional guitar and electric bass play the TB part. Or let loose your vocal jazz ensemble! The flowing melody with text about nature's every day wonders requires some extra attention to rhythms, phrasing and dynamics - but it is all worth it!
Songlist: Bumble Bee, VoiceDance
Various Arrangers : Women's Broadway Vol 2
"I Dreamed a Dream" - Create a moment of magic in concert with Fantine's famous song of broken dreams from the hit musical Les Miserables in a mesmerizing a cappella setting. The expressive ballad "For Good" from the musical Wicked by Stephen Schwartz in a setting for unaccompanied SSAA voices takes on new richness and meaning with solo lines and full vocal ranges. An outstanding selection with a deep and emotional message. Lush vocal textures and expressive harmonies are the highlight of this well-crafted a cappella setting of the classic ballad from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. An excellent showcase for both concert groups and vocal jazz ensembles.
Songlist: How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Dreamed a Dream, For Good, I Have Dreamed
Various Arrangers : Vocal Jazz for Womens Voices
A great collection of vocal jazz arrangements by some of the best arrangers in the genre. Bette Midler's sass is captured in this fast, furious and fun arrangement by Deke Sharon of Cole Porter's Miss Otis Regrets. Andrew Sisters-esque 3 part melody above a walking bass line punctuated by brassy horn (vocal) passages. A great "Story Song", works well as a closer or encore. The Thelonius Monk ballad "Round Midnight" most recently featured in the movie of the same name. This arrangement starts with "wind" sounds, a rubato intertwing introduction, then spotlights tense cluster voicings supporting a female soloist throughout. With imaginative reharmonizations, yet good voice leading, this chart is extremely effective and accessible. "For All We Know" - A lush four-voice a cappella ballad for soprano soloist. The inclusion of the verse at the end is inspired by Mark Murphy's rendition. Commissioned by the New York-based chorus Women Singing, the Scottish folk song "The Skye Boat Song" is written to evoke images of the stark beauty of the Highlands. The melody that tells the legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie is supported by water ripples and wind that the background voices weave together. In the middle section, the story is told by a narrator. Take a journey through the poetic landscape with rich harmony and soaring lines.
Songlist: The Skye Boat Song, For All We Know, Round Midnight, Miss Otis Regrets
Various Arrangers : Classic Jazz Songs
Here's a collection of four classic songs that are fun to sing and guaranteed to be audience favorites. This perennially popular song "Chile con Carne" from The Real Group is now available for treble voices, allowing you to get into a jazzy groove with this fun, upbeat concert work. Features syncopated, Latin-like rhythms and witty lyrics, with repeated figures that make this easier to teach and learn. "Alfie" is from songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach and arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. "I Have Dreamed" has rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text. Lush vocal textures and expressive harmonies are the highlight of this well-crafted a cappella setting of the classic ballad from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I. An excellent showcase for both concert groups and vocal jazz ensembles. "What a Wonderful World" was written for and first performed by Louis Armstrong, this popular standard rejoices in the simple enjoyment of everyday life. This lush setting is perfect for SSAA ensembles from high school and up.
Songlist: Chile Con Carne, I Have Dreamed, What A Wonderful World, Alfie
Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz
This arrangement of "Shuffle Off To Buffalo" takes the listener on a captivating journey by train from a Buffalo of the 40's to one of the 90's. Equipped with train sounds and humorous quotes, this Warren/Dubin tune is lively and fun to sing. Each chorus is introduced with a rubato verse which creates a pleasing contrast. "Longing for My Love" is a composition in the style of Take Six, but much easier to learn. Surprising jazz harmony changes on uh-syllables. Very contemplative and a nice change for a normally vacuous repertoire. "Blame it On My Youth" is in the style of Autumn Leaves with notated vocal jazz improvisation part. In this emotional jazz ballad the lyrics tell of longing while two loving people are apart. "Remember Me" is a beautiful SSAA a cappella ballad. Although it is a harmonically lush arrangement, it is very singable.
Songlist: Shuffle Off To Buffalo, Longing For My Love, Remember Me, Blame It On My Youth
Various Arrangers : Women's Jazz 3
Sung either soli or solo, the front section of 'Give Me the Simple Life' really sets up this chart for success. A written-out bass solo leads into an a cappella SSAA quartet feature that is 'a real gas!' Back to the bridge, on through a key change to the classic Basie "Splanky" ending. Suitable for contest or concert. Freytag's latin version of 'Summertime' will be fun for the singers and the audience. 'Playrooms' is an a cappella jazz waltz, that will set a gentle tone in your program. The text, written by Jackie Farrell, describes the beauty of young children and of the simple joys often forgotten by adults. 'Queen of Hearts' is a playful, easy to sing yet very full sounding version of this repeated pop and country top ten hit. The lead moves from part to part, giving the upper three parts each a chance to sing the melody. The alto 2 "bass line" features plenty of lyrics and countermelodies as well. 'I Remember Clifford,' a classic Benny Golson tune, is set here for female voices and a torch-style soloist. The tribute to jazz great and trumpet player, Clifford Brown, has remained a jazz standard since first introduced. The lush harmonies provide a beautiful setting for Golson's tribute. The soloist has freedom to sing the line as written or develop her own solo line.
Songlist: Give Me the Simple Life, Summertime, Playrooms, Queen of Hearts, I Remember Clifford
Ward Swingle : A Cappella Jazz for SSAA
Here's a collection of arrangements by Ward for unaccompanied women's voices. This arrangement of the old Irving Berlin standard "I Got Rhythm" evokes a Dixieland combo while Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" swings with a fun opportunity for some voices to scat. "It Was a Lover and His Lass" also has a lot of scat-like syllables (e.g. "hey-ding-a-ding") while "Reeds of Innocence" has a strong rhythmic element in the writing, with vocal imitations of flute sounds. It goes along at rather a moderate pace and is not difficult to sing. This is a fun collection for singers and for audiences alike.
Songlist: Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I Got Rhythm , It Was a Lover and His Lass, Reeds of Innocence
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Here's a jazz novelty song recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in the '50s that's filled to the brim with sass and style! Perfect for a winter concert, dinner theater fundraiser or anytime you want to share a little sweetness with your community!
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Performed By: Ella Fitzgerald
This samba standard absolutely sparkles with cheerful rhythm! Perfect for high school singers and up with plenty of solo opportunities, you'll work your diction skills and dazzle your audience.
Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim | Country: Brazil
This accessible setting retains all the flavor of the original Manhattan Transfer hit. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.
Arranger: Alan Billingsley | Composer: Manning Sherwin | Performed By: Manhattan Transfer
This bluesy standard, recorded by jazz greats Etta James, Dinah Washington and more, will be a perfect vehicle for displaying your group's soulful style. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo part available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:30.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Louis Prima
The young jazz vocalist Renee Olstead recorded this song from the Roaring Twenties featured in the popular film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Your choirs will love the razz-a-ma-tazz of this fun number with the timeless message to keep up your spirits even when things are not going your way. Available separately: SSA, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:45.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: Richard Whiting | Performed By: Renee Olstead
From songwriting legends Hal David and Burt Bacharach and arranged by the acclaimed vocal jazz educator Phil Mattson, this song and text is among the most meaningful in contemporary music. Rich harmonies highlight the powerful emotions inherent in the text.
Arranger: Phil Mattson | Composer: Burt Bacharach / Hal David | Performed By: Alfie
From the a cappella beginning into the walking bass accompaniment to the full swinging shout chorus, this chart is a straight-ahead vocal jazz feature that will bring life to every performance! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Jack Lawrence | Performed By: Frank Sinatra
From the 1946 animated classic Make Mine Music produced by Walt Disney, Benny Goodman and his orchestra provided the soundtrack that salutes swing music. A fun change of pace for jazz and show choirs! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 1:50.
Your audience will be swept away with this inviting setting of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein classic! Opening with a warm, rubato piano intro followed by vibrant opening chords from the singers, this chart settles into a fresh swing treatment that will make everyone smile! Available separately: SATB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (pno, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 4:20.
Arranger: Paris Rutherford | Composer: Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
A fresh take on a classic standard with intricate, yet accessible jazz harmonies and effortless voice leading. The vocals sing like falling and drifting leaves throughout the piece. A standout ballad for your jazz, show, or concert choir!
Arranger: Ryan O'Connell | Composer: Johnny Mercer
Start a quiet fire with this mellow Latin jazz chart. Lush harmonies and fluid melodic lines are featured to create a great change of pace for any concert. English and Spanish lyrics included. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Sunny Skylar | Performed By: The Coasters | Country: Latin America
What a fun and smart arrangement of this popular song originally penned by Hughie Cannon! A standard for jazz and Dixieland bands, the fun of this piece is now captured in a new SSAA voicing for women. This gem is great for concert and show choirs.
Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Composer: Hughis Cannon
This great bossa nova classic by the Brazilian artist Joao Gilberto completely captures the flavor of the 1960s. Smooth lines and the jazz infused samba give this setting its special appeal! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:15.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Country: Brazil
Two legends combined in this duet with Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse in the final recording made before her death in 2011. Adapted for jazz choirs, this setting retains the bluesy, ballad quality of their popular recording. Available separately SATB, SAB, SSA and ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available as digital download (vibes, syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:10.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: John Green | Performed By: Tony Bennett
First made popular by the Andrews Sisters, later by Bette Midler in the '70s, and now this hoppin' tune is arranged for mixed as well as treble choirs. The energetic swing style will be incredibly fun to perform and the tune lends itself very well to choreography.
Arranger: Mark Brymer | Performed By: Bette Midler
Set in a hot 1940's swing style, this uptempo original will really raise the roof! Live horns or the sizzling track, this chart is a great show choir feature. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Instrumental ePak and ShowTrax CD also available. Performance time approx. 2:35.
Composer: Kirby Shaw
Shape this song to your own needs! It is written for high school women's voices, but the optional TB line makes it a SSAATB setting for mixed choir. You may have optional guitar and electric bass play the TB part. Or let loose your vocal jazz ensemble! The flowing melody with text about nature's every day wonders requires some extra attention to rhythms, phrasing and dynamics - but it is all worth it!
A must for your young choir! This is a new accompanied version of last season's great success for mixed choirs. With its soothing rhythm, it paints the image of the never-resting bee, a true wonder of life, with a simple message that also fits choirs of all ages. For a bigger sound, consider combining the treble choir with your mixed choir, adding the new piano part as well! Available separately: SSAA(TB) a cappella, SSAA, Piano Part. Duration: ca. 3:30.
Arranger: Anders Edenroth
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant starred in the movie of the same name of this classic theme song by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. This jazz setting features the lilting Parisian melody but with a unique rhythmic feel that pays homage to Brubeck and others of Mancini's era.
Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Johnny Mercer / Henry Mancini
This perennially popular song from The Real Group is now available for treble voices, allowing younger school choirs to get into a jazzy groove with this fun, upbeat concert work. Features syncopated, Latin-like rhythms and witty lyrics, with repeated figures that make this easier to teach and learn.
Challenge your vocal jazz soloists with this madcap vocalese classic from the legendary group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross! It's a concert tour-de-force! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:00.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw
Arranged in a swinging big band style, this standard was recorded by all the greats from Frank Sinatra to Diana Krall. Your vocal jazz or pop group will shine in performance! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:50.
Arranger: Steve Zegree | Performed By: Frank Sinatra
One of the greatest songs ever written, this Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer standard really cooks in this uptempo swing setting. Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20.
Arranger: Mac Huff | Composer: Johnny Mercer / Harold Arlen
Known primariily as a band leader and jazz artist, Duke Ellington also had deep roots in the Christian faith. His 1943 cantata Black, Brown and Beige featured this rich and deeply moving song most famously performed and recorded by Mahalia Jackson. These accessible settings for mixed and treble choirs by noted jazz educator Paris Rutherford are ideal for both worship and concert performance. Available for SATB, SAB, SSA, IPak (Strings and Rhythm Section) and ShowTrax CD.
Flute and rhythm section bring charm to this jazz waltz setting of Henry Mancini's famous theme from the 1964 movie, most famously recorded by Andy Williams. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section and Flute parts available as a digital download (fl, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:55.
From the iconic opening notes of the tune over a walking bass to the full shout scat chorus, your vocal jazz ensemble will dig this medium swing setting of the Duke Ellington classic. A super choice for developing style and skill! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.
Originally made famous by Duke Ellington, this jazz standard has been sung by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick, Jr. Enjoy this swinging setting from Mark Brymer. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 2:45.
This early jazz classic featuring authentic New Orleans Dixieland is an excellent feature for jazz and pop groups! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Dixieland Combo parts available as a digital download. (tpt 1, tpt2, tsx, asx, tbn, gtr, b, dm) Duration: ca. 3:30.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Spencer Williams
Lambert Hendricks & Ross mastered the art of vocal bebop and this Jon Hendricks classic proves the point with its frantic tempo and the fast swing groove underneath. A vocal jazz tour-de-force!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental ePak and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:05.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Jon Hendricks
This classic song recorded in the 30s by Marlene Dietrich gets an update with this accessible setting which opens in a straight-forward 3/4 meter, then moves into a fun 4/4 swing. ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Composer: Frederick Hollander | Performed By: Marlene Dietrich
This great jazz standard has been recorded by Tony Bennett and many others. The Latin groove setting is great for developing style, diction and ensemble skills. Don't miss it!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (Trumpet I & II, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Guitar, Bass and Drums) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Bart Howard
Teena's brilliant arrangement of Bette Midler's inspirational hit is dynamic, building from simple unison texture to fully-complemented harmonies within a series of strategically placed modulations. The text is exceptionally moving.
One of the most soulful ballads ever written, this standard has been recorded by artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Blood, Sweat & Tears. This arrangement features full vocals and sultry harmonies for an incredible tribute to an incredible song and artist! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Combo parts available digitally (tpt 1, tpt 2, tsx, tbn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 5:10.
Arranger: Steve Zegree | Performed By: Blood, Sweat & Tears
It's a swinging, finger-snapping number from the musical The Pajama Game, arranged in jazz style by Kirby Shaw. But the jazz quality comes mainly from the accompaniment, so consider it, using the SoundTrax or SoundPax, for your concert groups as well. Clever lyrics, great harmonies, and some scat syllables make it a great choice for any group.
Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Richard Adler | Performed By: The Pajama Game
This sizzling Duke Ellington classic will be a super feature for pop and jazz choirs. Use the live band or ShowTrax CD for extra impact!Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental ePak (parts for Trumpet I & II, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Baritone Sax, Guitar, Bass and Drums) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx.2:40
Set in a medium swing, this setting of the Irving Berlin classic will not disappoint!Available separately: SATB, SSAA, ePak(R) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.
Arranger: Rosana Eckert | Composer: Irving Berlin
Michele Weir has given this 1967 pop hit by Dionne Warwick a fresh treatment that is ideal for jazz, pop and concert choirs! Solo and group, cascading vocal phrases and a contemporary keyboard part add interest!
Arranger: Michele Weir | Performed By: Dionne Warwick
This song composed almost 70 years ago in France has become a jazz standard, performed and recorded by the most notable artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This ballad setting captures a quasi-classical feel and a suggestion of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, that gives it a nostalgic quality and the hope that the audience might find bluebirds in the spring and in their hearts a song to sing. Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, dm). Duration: ca. 3:55.
Arranger: Ed Lojeski
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