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Paris Rutherford

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Paris Rutherford

Paris Rutherford, now in retirement from the University of North Texas, is Regents Professor Emeritus in Jazz Studies. During his tenure, he organized and developed the degree programs in Vocal Jazz Studies and in Jazz Arranging. For over thirty years, Rutherford directed the award-winning UNT Jazz Singers both in performance and in the recording studios. He also directed the premiere North Texas Vocal Jazz Summer Workshop from its inception.

Over the years, his jazz arranging students have been heard on recordings by the One, Two and Three O'Clock Lab Bands, the UNT Jazz Singers, and too many personal CD projects to name. Many have continued their writing at a professional level, both in the recording studios and for stage and show productions.

A sought-after clinician in vocal jazz, Rutherford has over one hundred vocal jazz arrangements in publication by Hal Leonard, Sound Music Publishing, UNC Jazz Press, and recently through Artist Share by Maria Schneider. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the newly formed Jazz Education Network.

In June 2008, Hal Leonard Music released Rutherford's new book The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, in which he details the entire list of issues connected to organizing and directing a jazz choir. This publication has been received with enthusiasm from educators in every area of the jazz world.

His instrumental compositions and arrangements have been played and recorded by the One O'Clock Band, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, the Air Force Reserve Jazz Ensemble, the North Texas Clarinet Consort and the Adkins String Ensemble, as well as by the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. In earlier years, Rutherford composed and produced advertising music for the Stephen Arnold Group, TM Productions, PAMS, the William B Tanner Corporation, as well as for his own production company in London, England. He is a former member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Dallas, Rutherford earned the degrees Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Composition at Southern Methodist University.

Songbooks and Collections (See Individual Arrangements)

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Paris Rutherford : Jazz Standards : SATB : Sheet Music : Paris Rutherford : 

Paris Rutherford : Jazz Standards

Review: Paris Rutherford is a regents professor in jazz studies at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, Texas, where he coordinates vocal jazz studies and directs UNT Jazz Singers. A sought-after clinician in vocal jazz, Rutherford has over eighty vocal jazz arrangements in publication and here we have a collection of his a cappella arrangements. From the quiet beauty of the lyrics to the shimmering vocal textures, Paris Rutherford's setting of this classic Kurt Weill song "Lost In The Stars" will create a wonderful concert moment. Ideal for vocal jazz groups, madrigal ensembles and concert choirs. Jazz lovers will truly enjoy this wonderful a cappella setting of "Detour Ahead". Interesting harmony and well-crafted vocal lines makes this tune particularly enjoyable. "This Is All I Ask" is a jazz standard recorded by all the greats in a superb a cappella setting for vocal jazz and concert groups alike. Wonderful for developing blend and balance.

Songlist: I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good), Yesterdays, This Is All I Ask (Beautiful Girls Walk A Little Slower), Detour Ahead, Lost In The Stars, The Very Thought of You

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8058b | Sheet Music $9.95 | SATB add item to cart Vocal Jazz Arrangements


Paris Rutherford : The Vocal Jazz Ensemble : 01 Book & 1 CD : Paris Rutherford :  : 884088211523 : 1423455053 : 08748002

Paris Rutherford : The Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Review: This vocal jazz book absolutely has it all! From the ensemble audition process to the final performance and everything in between, this book truly covers every aspect of what it takes to begin and maintain a vocal jazz group. An absolute must for novice directors and singers and equally valuable for those with years of experience, this text provides a wealth of material on the full spectrum of vocal jazz education and performance. The enclosed CD includes recorded vocal examples.

Songlist: Perspectives On Vocal Jazz, The Ensemble And Its Director, Interpreting Vocal Jazz-The Vocal Jazz Ensemble, The Vocal Jazz Soloist, The Band, Sound Reinforcement (A.K.A. Live Sound), The Performance, About The Author

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6851b | Book & 1 CD $24.95 add item to cart Vocal Jazz Instructional

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
(You'd Be So) Easy to LoveParis RutherfordCole PorterParis Rutherford(You'd Be So) Easy to LoveSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
A Day in the Life of a Fool (Manha de Carnaval)Paris RutherfordParis RutherfordA Day in the Life of a Fool (Manha de Carnaval)Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
A Sleepin' Bee (from House of Flowers)Paris RutherfordParis RutherfordA Sleepin' Bee (from House of Flowers)Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Alice in WonderlandParis RutherfordVarious ArrangersThe Songs of DisneySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
All the Things You AreParis RutherfordJerome KernParis RutherfordAll the Things You AreSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
All The Things You AreParis RutherfordJerome KernParis RutherfordAll The Things You AreSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Alone TogetherParis RutherfordMt. San Antonio College - SingopationStompin' At The Savoy 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
April in ParisParis RutherfordVernon DukeParis RutherfordApril in ParisSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
At the ZooParis RutherfordPaul SimonParis RutherfordAt the ZooSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
At the ZooParis RutherfordPaul SimonParis RutherfordAt the ZooSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILS 
Autumn LeavesParis RutherfordJoseph KosmaParis RutherfordAutumn LeavesSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Beatles in ConcertParis RutherfordJohn LennonParis RutherfordBeatles in ConcertSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)Paris RutherfordParis RutherfordBésame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
BirdlandParis RutherfordJoe ZawinulLambert, Hendricks and RossVocal Jazz ArrangementsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
BlackbirdParis RutherfordPaul McCartneyParis RutherfordBlackbirdSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
BlackbirdParis RutherfordPaul McCartneyVarious ArrangersBeatles Songs for Male VoicesSheet Music (TTBB)MORE DETAILS 
Boogie DownParis RutherfordParis RutherfordBoogie DownSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
BrazilParis RutherfordParis RutherfordBrazilSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Bringing the Lyric to Life in Vocal JazzParis RutherfordAlan GummThe Choral Director's CookbookBookMORE DETAILS 
But Not For Me Paris RutherfordGeorge & Ira GershwinMt. San Antonio College - SingopationEverything Must Change 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
CaravanParis RutherfordDuke EllingtonParis RutherfordCaravanSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Come SundayParis RutherfordDuke EllingtonParis RutherfordCome SundaySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Come SundayParis RutherfordDuke EllingtonParis RutherfordCome SundaySheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Come SundayParis RutherfordDuke EllingtonParis RutherfordCome SundaySheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
Come TogetherParis RutherfordJohn LennonParis RutherfordCome TogetherSheet Music (SATBB)MORE DETAILS 
CorcovadoParis RutherfordMt. San Antonio College - SingopationDrive 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Desafinado (Slightly Out of Tune)Paris RutherfordLambert, Hendricks and RossVocal Jazz ArrangementsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Detour AheadParis RutherfordParis RutherfordJazz StandardsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Don't Know WhyParis RutherfordJesse HarrisParis RutherfordDon't Know WhySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Eleanor RigbyParis RutherfordJohn LennonVarious ArrangersSing the Beatles Vol 2Sheet Music (SATB divisi)MORE DETAILS 
Estate (Summer)Paris RutherfordParis RutherfordEstate (Summer)Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Flor De Lis (Upside Down)Paris RutherfordParis RutherfordFlor De Lis (Upside Down)Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
For All We KnowParis RutherfordJ. Fred CootsParis RutherfordFor All We KnowSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
For Heaven's SakeParis RutherfordParis RutherfordFor Heaven's SakeSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Four BrothersParis RutherfordManhattan TransferManhattan Transfer for SAB VoicesSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Four BrothersParis RutherfordParis RutherfordFour BrothersSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Golden Slumbers/Carry That WeightParis RutherfordParis RutherfordGolden Slumbers/Carry That WeightSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
Golden Slumbers/Carry That WeightParis RutherfordParis RutherfordGolden Slumbers/Carry That WeightSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Gravy WaltzParis RutherfordParis RutherfordGravy WaltzSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
HappyParis RutherfordPharrell WilliamsParis RutherfordHappySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
Hello, Young LoversParis RutherfordRichard RodgersVarious ArrangersVocal Jazz A Cappella BroadwaySheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
Here Comes the SunParis RutherfordGeorge HarrisonParis RutherfordHere Comes the SunSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
How Are Things In Glocca Morra?Paris RutherfordBurton LaneParis RutherfordHow Are Things In Glocca Morra?Sheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
I Get Along Without You Very WellParis RutherfordHoagy CarmichealParis RutherfordI Get Along Without You Very WellSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)Paris RutherfordDuke EllingtonParis RutherfordJazz StandardsSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILS 
I Just Called to Say I Love YouParis RutherfordParis RutherfordI Just Called to Say I Love YouSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
I'm Old FashionedParis RutherfordJerome KernParis RutherfordI'm Old FashionedSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
I'm Old FashionedParis RutherfordJerome KernParis RutherfordI'm Old FashionedSheet Music (SSA)MORE DETAILSYes
I've Never Been in Love BeforeParis RutherfordFrank LoesserParis RutherfordI've Never Been in Love BeforeSheet Music (SATB)MORE DETAILSYes
I've Never Been in Love BeforeParis RutherfordFrank LoesserParis RutherfordI've Never Been in Love BeforeSheet Music (SAB)MORE DETAILSYes
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