Iconic jazz standard; unique setting. Even this composer is surprised at how well this transferred to Son-Montuno (aka "Salsa"). Gr. 3+. Scored for Big Band, Rhythm parts all written out. Solos on A section with Ens shout chorus (2nd A) D.S's back to B section. Avail Hal Leonard/JWPepper.
Seriously grooving, high-energy, sizzling Gr 3 funk chart 12 bar blues with Afro-Latin undertones. Open solos. Optional written bass intro. All rhythm parts notated in detail. To be premiered at the Midwest Clinic 2023. *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" Page.
This exotic sounding Gr 2+/3 chart really sounds like something slithering into your mind and puts a face on slow-creeping negative self-talk that leaves us vulnerable to forces that can bring dissonance to our lives. Playable by 3 of each section. *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" Page.
Ooooh, this one is SUAVE!! Smooth, sultry EASY Gr.3(-) Mambo playable by 3 of each horn, 1 Pno, Bass, 1 Perc (w/opt parts for all others). One scale covers the improv and all rhythm parts are written out. Avail via Hal Leonard.
Authentic, upbeat Med Easy Brazilian Samba "2021 Editor's Choice" JW Pepper. Gr.3 Med Easy. Suggested solos written out. Rhythm section parts noted in detail. Avail JWPepper or *Visit "MFMusic Purchase Here" Page.
Upbeat, Son Montuno (Salsa) Gr 3(+) version of a timeless classic. I've loved this tune since my 20's, always envisioned it in this infectious style, and on a whim asked Hal Leonard to give me a shot at it. Now avail through Hal Leonard/JWPepper.
Funky, 60's-flavored Bossa Nova scored for Jazz Ens. has playful, intriguing moments that celebrate the inner charisma in each of us (esp meant to empower female students). Gr 3. Open solos. Rhy parts notated in detail. Avail Spring 2024 Excelcia Music.
Authentic Cuban Cha-Cha-Chá scored for Full Jazz Ens (Big Band). Level: Med Easy (Gr. 3). All Rhythm parts written out for zero guesswork. Sample solos written. Avail via Hal Leonard.
Written in the spirit of positivity and healing after loss: This introspective Gr 3 Bossa Nova ballad is shared in honor of my loving father, Jorge (1926- 2003). Gr. 3 "big band" jazz ens. chart with a poignant, written piano solo, rhythm parts suggested solos written out. Avail via Hal Leonard.