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Repertoire Vocal Jazz Repertoire Lists

Vocal Jazz R&S Repertoire Lists

Please take a moment to peruse through the repertoire list. Besides Title, Publisher, Composer/Arranger, and voicing, the list includes comments on Style, Difficulty Level, and Annotations to give you an idea of what the music is about. Also see attached materials that should be helpful in your efforts to improve.

Vocal Jazz Repertoire

Charleston AlleyHendricks & Sampson/ Darmon MeaderHL 35003241SATBSwingIVIntroduce to the vocalese style of Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross except in a more SATB friendly key.
Singin’ In The Rain/UmbrellaArr. Kerry Marshwww.kerrymarsh.comSATB 4-8 partsFunky in straight 8ths.III
Jamie Cullum-inspired mashup of Gene Kelly and Rihanna. Entirely notated piano and bass (with chords) and notated drums.
Never Give UpKen KraintzSMPSATBFast, up-tempo big band feel chartIIIOpen scat solo section and creative drum fills. Powerhouse song and message. Open or close.
Amazing GraceJohn Newton/Jeremy Foxwww.JeremyFox.netSATBGospel funkIIGospel and rock mixed together. Fairly secular feel with a message of how we all have the power to change for the better.
Like a LoverSergio Mendez (artist)/ Paris RutherfordHL 08752540SATBLight Latin GrooveIIBossa feel with great harmonies and solo opportunities.
My Favorite ThingsHammerstein & Rogers/Joy Ondra HirokawaHL 08745422SSAJazz WaltzIIIReminiscent of the John Coltrane version. Notated scat section.


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