Jazz Band

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Jazz Band

The Jazz Band is a course that focuses on a variety of jazz styles and may include swing, Dixieland, be-bop, Latin, and fusion. There is an emphasis on theory as it relates to jazz and improvisation and includes various opportunities for performance. The jazz band performs in the community and attends 3-4 festivals per year. For the first time, Skyview now offers two jazz bands. Jazz I focuses on advanced literature and lots of opportunity for performance. Jazz II focuses on the foundations of jazz and improvisation. 

Documents and Forms:

Band Handbook and Syllabus

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Resources:

Jazz Band Student Google Drive

Reference Recordings:

A Little Blues, Please by Sammy Nestico

Green Onions by Roger Holmes

Blue Midnight by Larry Neeck

Blue Yonder by Greg Yasinitsky

Chili Pepper 101 by Doug Beach

Listening Assignment Criteria:

Jazz Listening Journal Google Form