A Jazzy Holiday - Volume 1
Video Sampler (Complete Video Recordings Below)
This Collection of Holiday Jazz pieces features 3 unique arrangements, all in different Jazz Styles: Swing, Latin, & Waltz.
The technical elements are of the entire collection would make this fall into Grade 2-4 (Early-Late Intermediate)
Purchase comes with Sheet Music & 2 Backing Tracks for each arrangement (Band with Piano & Just the Band). The custom-made authentic tracks are exceptional and a joy to jam with!
Students at the intermediate level that are just dipping their toes into Jazz or just need some Fun Jazzy Holiday pieces to add to their repertoire will really enjoy this Collection. I’ve carefully arranged these to be very playable, have incorporated important jazz pedagogical elements, along with written solos. Pianists will learn many aspects of Swing, Latin, & Waltz styles & concepts power-packed into these arrangements.
Deck The Halls has been transformed into a Festive Jazz-Swing solo piano arrangement with an Uptempo Swing feel. Early-Mid Intermediate Level. Pianists will learn about interesting Swing Bass Lines & Blues Improv with a tinge of Bebop flavor.
Fum, Fum, Fum has been transformed into a Festive Latin-Jazz solo piano arrangement with an Afro-Cuban feel. Early-Mid Intermediate Level. Pianists will learn about Afro-Cuban Bass Lines & Montuno Piano riffs.
What Child is This has been transformed into a Modern Jazz Waltz solo piano arrangement decorated with Modal Sounds. Mid-Late Intermediate Level. This is certainly the most challenging in the Volume but also the most rewarding, in my opinion. Pianists will learn about Jazz Waltz Bass Lines & Quartal Voicings.