Tyson Tunes Up for Middle School/High School Jazz Ensemble

I recently completed yet another demo recording of one of my student jazz ensemble charts. Tyson Tunes Up was composed for the Owen Middle School Jazz Ensemble in Swannanoa, NC, directed by my friend Tyson Hamrick. This piece is a little more challenging than the other two student charts I’ve recently written, more suitable for an advanced middle school band or high school band.

This composition is a bright rhythm changes chart with quotes sprinkled in from other well-known tunes that use the same chord progression. Give it a listen and see how many of them you can catch.

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As with my other two recent demo recordings, I created this sample using my home computer on the software GarageBand, with Justin Watt on the drums, Michael Gamble on bass, and Frank Southecorvo playing all the sax parts. I play all the brass parts and piano on this.

If you like how this chart sounds and want it for your student group it will be made available for purchase on PDF Jazz Music.

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