Jazz Performance Syllabus

This Performance Syllabus is a list of excellent repertoire for jazz ensembles from beginner (Level 1) to professional (Level 6). Groups are not required to perform selections from these lists.

TitleComposerPublisherStyle
Big Block BluesSabina, LesKendorSwing
Blues-Go-RoundSabina, LesKendorSwing
Chilled OutSabina, LesKendorRock
Dean's WorldYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock
DreamsvilleGassi, Vince (arr.)BelwinBallad
Follow My LeadSabina, LesKendorSwing
Ginger JamYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBlues
Glazed OverSabina, LesKendorRock
Hotel MamboOverton, ChristianClovertone MusicLatin
NiobeGassi, VinceBelwinLatin
OrinocoGassi, VinceBelwinLatin
Pacific AttitudeGassi, VinceBelwinRock
Pete's ChuneOverton, ChristianClovertone MusicReggae
Red River Mud PieBallantyne, AndyClovertone MusicBlues
Take the "A" TrainStraynor, Billy (arr. Vince Gassi)BelwinSwing
Train TrackOverton, ChristianClovertone MusicSwing
TitleComposerPublisherStyle
A Kingdon's Last Hope Jr.Overton, ChristianClovertone Music12/8
All Your BasePatterson, ErikClovertone MusicRock
Atlantic CrossingOverton, ChristianClovertone MusicBallad
Back Seat ConfessionsCamwell, DavidDorn PublicationsBallad
Cathy's ArmyYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBallad
Deep FriedSabina, LesKendorSwing
Down 'N UpSabina, LesKendorSwing
Drew's BluesYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingSwing
Electro's Next Plot (Jr.)Overton, ChristianClovertone MusicRock Shuffle
Finding PeaceYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock Shuffle
Formula OneSabina, LesKendorSwing
Gentle OneYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBasie Ballad
Gig BagSabina, LesKendorSwing
Glass Half FullYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBallad
Grit Your TeethYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingSwing
Hotter SauceSabina, LesKendorLatin
Missing You (short version)Stride, FredSierraBallad
Patent Leather ShoesYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock
Rooster TailSabina, LesKendorLatin
Shushwap ShuffleBallantyne, AndyClovertone MusicSwing
Socal SambaSabina, LesKendorLatin
Swing HappensSabina, LesKendorSwing
Swing Inc.Sabina, LesKendorSwing
Swingin' Shepherd BluesKaufmann, Moe (arr. Rick Stitzel)Hal LeonardSwing
Vop-adooGingJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caBlues
With Fond RemembranceYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBallad
TitleComposerPublisherStyle
Arcadian AutumnOverton, ChristianClovertone Music3/4 Swing
Boris and NatashaYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock Shuffle
Brand New CarYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock
BreenMcDougall, IanWalrusBasie Ballad
Crusher's Last StandMahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comSwing
DeparturesJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.ca6/4 Ballad
Fall InMcNeill, Deandeanmcneill.comMed. Straight 1/8ths
FiligreeStride, FredSierraBallad
Gray SkiesStride, FredSierraSwing
Groanin'Mahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comShuffle
Hitting Her StrideYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock
Imminent ImpactSabina, LesKendorFunk
Into the LightStride, FredSierraFusion
Last SummerMcDougall, IanWalrusBallad
Little Static Cling, AStride, FredSierraRock
Playing the FieldSabina, LesKendorRock
ReflectionsMcNeill, Deandeanmcneill.comHorn Choral
Return of the ShuffleupagusJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caShuffle
Sax AccordStride, FredSierraBallad
Sea SprayStride, FredSierraLatin
Soft WindsStride, FredSierraLatin
Sol FiestaKundakcioglu, MariaClovertone MusicLatin
Sparky's New DigsYorke-Slader, NeilUNC Jazz PressSwing
Sundown, SundownJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caFusion
Sweet DreamsYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBallad
Swingin' Shepherd BluesKaufmann, Moe (arr. Mark Taylor)Hal LeonardSwing
TambadoraKundakcioglu, MariaClovertone MusicLatin
The Green BluesOverton, ChristianClovertone MusicSwing
The StrideJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caLatin
The Timothy TreeJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caRock
Yun GiaOverton, ChristianClovertone MusicLatin
TitleComposerPublisherStyle
A Day at StanhopeYorke-Slader, NeilUNC Jazz PressBallad
Alone In A Crowded RoomYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingBallad
Back Bacon BluesMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Bandar's Five Year FunkYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingFunk
BlowtorchSabina, LesKendorFunk
Bunser BurnerMcNeill, Deandeanmcneill.comSwing
Cooke's DelightSabina, LesKendorSwing
Dante's Hot HouseGassi, VinceH.M.S. PublishingSwing
E & HSabina, LesUNC Jazz PressBallad
Evil EyeYorke-Slader, NeilUNC Jazz PressRock
First X's FreeHunt, ChrisClovertone MusicRock/Funk
From the TopStride, FredSierraSwing
Funk OutKundakcioglu, MichaelClovertone MusicFunk
Gossamer WingsYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingRock Ballad
Happy DanceYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingLatin
Have You HeardMetheny, Pat (arr. David Camwell)UNC Jazz PressContemporary
IntersectionsBuckley, BobBarnhouseSwing
Missing You (pro version)Stride, FredSierraBallad
More SheepYorke-Slader, NeilBurnihla Music PublishingLatin
Quizas Tenia RazonJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.ca12/8 Afro-Cuban
Some Skunk FunkRandy Brecker (arr. David Camwell)UNC Jazz PressFunk
Something for Ernie (Nothing for Bert)Stride, FredSierraSwing
StreetmodeMahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comSwing
The PathGrossman, JoshClovertone MusicGospel & Funk
Two For JerryJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caTbn. Duet Swing
West End BluesMahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comSwing
WhirlwindStride, FredSierraSwing
Wicker ChickenJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caFunk
TitleComposerPublisherStyle
Bad DreamMacDonald, EarlWalrusSwing
Bitter TartRunions, GregUNC Jazz PressJazz Waltz
Blues UnblueMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Caffeine, Anyone?Sabina, LesUNC Jazz PressSwing
Cool Ones, TheStride, FredSierraFunk
Countless Blues, TheWilkins, RickWalrusSwing
Desolation BluesMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
DriftArgue, Darcy JamesReally Good Music3/4 Ballad
End of A Love StoryHaines, SteveUNC Jazz PressBallad
Everyday LivingMcNeill, Deandanmcneill.com3/4 Swing
For SonnyMcNeill, Deandanmcneill.com3/4 Swing
Greetings - From McSlide to McValveMcDougall, IanWalrusBallad/Swing
Heading BackMcDougall, IanWalrus
Heading OutMcDougall, IanWalrus
Is This the Underground?Jones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caLatin
Jake O'ShawnaseyJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caFusion
Lightly TurningMcDougall, IanWalrus
Living LonelyRunions, GregUNC Jazz PressBallad
MarantaSabina, LesUNC Jazz PressLatin
Mingusian GrinderMahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comBlues
NumblyMahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comSwing
O.S. BluesMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Oh, Brother!Runions, GregUNC Jazz PressSwing
Oprah and the Bean HarvestJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caFusion 6/4 and 7/4
Santiago SidestepSabina, LesUNC Jazz PressLatin/Swing
Sea JayMcDougall, IanWalrusJazz Waltz
Spanish BanksStride, FredSierraLatin
Sweet AdelphiJensen, ChristineJenisis MusicJazz Waltz
Sylvan ValeJensen, ChristineJenisis MusicBallad
Tall ShadowsJones, Andrewandrewjonesmusic.caFusion 7/4
The Phone Don't Ring JackBallantyne, AndyClovertone Music12/8 Swing
The Rest...Tynan, PaulUNC Jazz PressSwing
The SplitMurley, Mike (arr. Steve Haines)UNC Jazz PressSlow Swing
ThreadsMcNeill, DeanWalrusSwing
TransitArgue, Darcy JamesReally Good MusicContemporary
Vernal FieldsJensen, ChristineJenisis MusicJazz Waltz/Funk
VistaBallantyne, AndyClovertone Music6/8 and 3/4
Who AskedWilkins, RickWalrusSwing
TitleComposerPublisherStyle
4 B.C.McConnell, RobWalrusSwing
4,679,385th Blues in Bb, TheMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
B.B GunMcDougall, IanWalrus
Back Beat, TheHorace Silver (arr. Rob McConnell)WalrusSwing
Blue TagMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Body and SoulMahar, BillBell Mahar Music.comSwing
C.K.U.A.McNeill, DeanWalrusSwing
Canada's Ocean PlaygroundHaines, SteveUNC Jazz PressSwing in 3/4 and 4/4
Cats Don't Have EyebrowsMcDougall, IanWalrus
ChrysalisArgue, Darcy JamesReally Good MusicBallad
Clarinet is Black and Blue, TheMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Club SiroccoMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Cruisin' For A Bleusin'Ferguson, Maynard (arr. Andy Weiner)Hal LeonardSwing
Days Gone ByMcConnell, RobWalrusBallad/Swing
Do You Mean It??!! - $2000.00 (U.S.)McDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Even Canadians Get the BluesMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Flux in a BoxArgue, Darcy JamesReally Good MusicSwing
Forward MotionHaines, SteveUNC Jazz PressLatin
Fuerte Como ToroChycoski, Amie (arr. Ian McDougall)WalrusBallad/Latin
Get Out And Stay OutMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Hey!McConnell, RobWalrusSwing
IntersectionJensen, ChristineJenisis MusicContemporary
It's Hard to Find OneMcConnell, RobWalrusJazz Waltz
Just Tell Me Yes or NoMcConnell, RobWalrusBallad
Love of My LifeKellaway, Roger (arr. Rob McConnell)WalrusBallad/Swing
My Man BillMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
OsteologyMcDougall, IanWalrus
Place of Shoaling WatersMcDougall, IanWalrusSuite
Riffs I Have KnownMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Runaway HormonesMcConnell, RobWalrusLatin
SeafeverJensen, ChristineJenisis MusicLatin
Seven Steps to HeavenHaines, Steve (arr.)UNC Jazz PressFast Swing
SomnambluesMcDougall, IanWalrusSwing
Soul MatesHaines, SteveUNC Jazz PressLatin
Start With Mrs. BeanhartMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Stereo BluesMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Strollin'Silver, Horace (arr. Rob McConnell)WalrusSwing
T.O. TwoMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
That's RightMcConnell, RobWalrusRock
The EipperTynan, PaulUNC Jazz PressFast Swing
The Heat of the DayMetheny, Pat (arr. David Camwell)UNC Jazz PressContemporary
The New CureRunions, GregUNC Jazz PressBlues
Traditional PeaceMcConnell, RobWalrusLatin
Tribute to Art Fern, AMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
Tune For JessieHaines, Steve (arr.)UNC Jazz PressFunk
Waltz I Blew For You, TheMcConnell, RobWalrusJazz Waltz
Waltz You Knew Was Blue, TheMcConnell, RobWalrusJazz Waltz
Wheeler DealerMcNeill, DeanWalrus3/4 Swing
Winter In WinnipegMcConnell, RobWalrusSwing
You Better Believe It!McDougall, IanWalrusSwing

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