Kendor Jazz Gateway Series - 2024-2025

Grade 1½

Kendor Jazz Gateway Series - 2024-2025

Grade 1½

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I Ain't Got Nobody

I Ain't Got Nobody

Spencer Williams
Arranged by Kris Berg

Everyone will be singing the familiar descending chromatic line of this classic tune after the concert! This is the perfect “fun” chart for a home show and it swings like crazy! (2:32)
GJK2401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

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Kickin' the Can

Kickin’ the Can

Terry White

Here’s a great, lazy swing tune from Terry White. This is a perfect chart to work on slow swing rhythmic fundamentals with the ensemble and it has enough harmonic twists to keep everyone engaged. Definitely need some attitude to play this piece in the right style! (2:41)
GJK2402 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

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Acapulco Nights

Acapulco Nights

Greg Yasinitsky

Composer Greg Yasinitsky is at home writing in many styles and he shows off his Latin chops in this driving new composition in f minor. After the solo section that is built on very playable changes there is a great breakdown passage that will showcase the band’s rhythmic and melodic skills. (3:49)
GJK2403 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

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Go, Swing it on the Mountain

Go, Swing it on the Mountain

Peter Blair

Opening with an eight measure brass chorale, the chart settles into a laid back swing groove that shows off all the sections of the band. Clever harmony surronds the familiar melody that gives it a fresh sound. The brass chorale returns later in the chart and it sets up the imaginative modulation that takes the chart out. (3:19)
GJK2404 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00

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Sequential Warm-Ups for Beginning Jazz Ensemble

Sequential Warm-Ups for Beginning Jazz Ensemble

Peter Blair

This unique set of 17 warm-up pieces for the young Jazz Ensemble covers the essential rhythmic and harmonic elements found in two styles of Jazz: “even eighth note” (such as Latin Rock) and Swing music. After the initial two legato warm-ups, the music is divided into four sections: Even eighth note examples in B flat, Swing examples in B flat, even eighth note examples in F and Swing examples in F. Each exercise builds on the previous example so younger jazz students will be introduced to essential rhythms and phrases in a well-sequenced method. The rhythm section parts are carefully crafted to allow maximum flexibility for each player. All the Warm-ups are designed to work at a variety of tempos and with various dynamic shadings, so each one can be used in a multitude of ways.
GJK2307 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60.00

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