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Kendor Music Jazz Reviews

Jazz Ensemble - Since 1954, Kendor Music has provided jazz bands with solid, great sounding charts for all difficulty levels.

To assist you in selecting material for your groups, clicking on the links below will provide access to viewable full scores, descriptions, brass ranges and recordings for each title. Charts are available from our network of retail print music dealers worldwide, for both physical and digital editions. Please see our Dealer Directory.

Many charts also include SoloMate recordings. These recordings allow your featured soloists to download and practice the solo sections with a professional rhythm section.

Kendor Jazz Gateway Series

$45 - Easy charts for developing groups. Many feature Kendor Konvertible scoring for 9-17 players. Optional parts included for flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes. A guitar chord chart is included, rhythm section parts are fully notated, and the solo section is written out with chord changes provided. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Kendor Jazz Journey Series

$52 - Medium charts for advancing groups. A guitar chord chart is included, and rhythm section parts are fully notated. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Kendor Jazz Summit Series

$56 - Advanced charts for proficient big bands. Featuring the music of Bob Mintzer, Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, John LaBarbera, John Fedchock, Jeff Jarvis and others. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Kendor Archive Editions Series

$95 - Classic big band charts that we offer as print-on-demand or digital download. Featuring the music of Bob Mintzer, Thad Jones, Sammy Nestico, John LaBarbera, John Fedchock, Matt Harris, Toshiko Akiyoshi and others. Click here to view all charts in this series.

 

Doug Beach Jazz Foundations Series

$42 - Very easy charts for 4 horns with rhythm section that are expandable to full-size big bands. Optional parts included for flute, clarinet, and horn in f. These charts give beginners a solid jazz foundation. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Doug Beach First Edition Series

$45 - Easy charts that give developing groups a solid jazz foundation. Playable by 12-17 players, optional parts are included for flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Doug Beach Threshold Series

Medium easy to medium charts for advancing groups. Rhythm section parts are fully notated and the solo section is written out with chord changes provided. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Doug Beach Jazz Ensemble Series

$56 - Medium advanced charts for proficient big bands. Featuring the music of Mike Tomaro, Doug Beach, Neil Slater, Steve Wiest and others. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Doug Beach Rhythm & Improv. Series

$52 - Rehearsal aids from Doug Beach & George Shutack that feature figures most often used in contemporary music. Click here to view and listen to the audio file.

 

Sammy Nestico Young Jazz Series

$45 - Medium charts composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

Sammy Nestico Premium Jazz Series

$56 - Medium to advanced charts by Sammy Nestico which feature classics written for the Count Basie Orchestra and recent charts from Sammy’s own recordings. Including Fun Time, his 2009 Grammy nominated recording with the SWR Big Band. Click here to view all charts in this series plus listen to audio files where available.

 

 

 

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