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by tenorsax_guy
(1 post)
5 years ago

new jazz band need ideas!!!

i am a student starting a student run jazz band with 2 tenor sax, 1 alto sax, 1 bari sax, 1 trombone, 1 valve trombone, 2 trumpets, and a rythym section need ideas for songs and conducting ideas
 

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  1. by kelsey
    (930 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: new jazz band need ideas!!!

    Since buying big band arrangements is very expensive, I will suggest  having Jam sessions. If you not already own them, have all the members buy Real Books and work on tunes out of those. You could read the melodys together and work on learning to inprovise on the chord changes. Good luck!

    Barry Kelsey

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  2. by Saxquest
    (420 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: new jazz band need ideas!!!

    ejazzlines.com has some charts for exactly this instrumentation. Check them out. Great charts!!!

    cheers,

    Mark Overton
    www.saxquest.com 

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