There’s nothing little about a big band, from the huge sound to the amount of work and expertise it takes to successfully direct one. We’ve compiled tips from experienced jazz educators from across the country to help big band directors everywhere.
They share their experience on jazz conducting, teaching swing, and what jazz festival judges want to hear. They also offer instrument-specific advice for every section. This advice ranges from insight on developing lead alto and trumpet players to chord voicings for beginning jazz pianists.
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Whether this is your first year or you’re a seasoned veteran, this toolkit was created to help you tune up your ensemble, and to help your students excel. We hope you download it and get started today!