Jazz Band

Course Description

This course includes the study and performance of a variety of jazz and latin jazz band literature along with the continuous development of musical knowledge and skills. Various jazz styles and improvisational techniques are explored as well as the cultural and historical significance of this art form.  Numerous concerts, contests and public performances are required throughout the year.  Teacher recommendation is required.  Honors credit is offered in the second year of membership. 


Listening Resources

Blue 'n' Moody Reference Recording

Original Composition, Rhythm Track

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Jazz Combo Lead Sheets

Cantaloupe Island 

Tenor Madness

When the Saints Go Marching In

Blue Monk

Blues in the Closet

Other Resources

Aebersold Handbook

Suggested Listening

Historically Significant Recordings