Jazz Ensemble Music 2020-2021

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Dear Jazz Educators,

Welcome to Excelcia Music Publishing’s digital 2020 Jazz Ensemble music catalog, featuring our first Jazz Ensemble music release from a roster of outstanding composers. You will find a range of exciting new pieces, explorations of new ideas, and music that is accessible for all levels of school and community jazz ensembles.  At a time when music education and performance is not always an easy option, we also know that the experience of making music has never been more important.

Recognizing these challenging times, you’ll find this innovative digital catalog to be fast and easy to navigate from home and filled with inspiring music. Right here within this digital catalog, you can access unprecedented resources, like composer insights and pop-up Score Videos (listen to a full recording while viewing the score).  This responsive catalog will simplify your selection process as you imagine and plan.  

Grouped in four difficulty levels, each Excelcia Jazz chart is carefully edited and has fully notated rhythm section parts with chord changes where appropriate.  View and listen to the Score Videos, stream professional recordings for free on all major platforms, and have your students dive into the free Solo Practice Tracks to practice their improvisation skills. 

Professional recordings of each piece by the Downtown Jazz Collective and the Jazz Order are available on all streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.  

Here, you will also find Excelcia Music Publishing’s Meet the Composer videos, Podcasts and our unique Composer Connection, which provides unparalleled connections between our composers and directors and their students.  Also, explore our digital 2020 Concert Band music catalog.

It is our utmost goal at Excelcia Music Publishing to publish artistic, quality music by composers who are sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians.  This digital catalog provides you with a window to easily experience and choose this new music.

Wishing you and your communities a safe, healthy and inspiring school year.

Blair Bielawski

Sincerely,


Blair Bielawski
Jazz Editor

Choose the Perfect Level for Your Ensemble

Grouped in four difficulty levels ranging from beginner to advanced, each Excelcia Jazz chart is carefully edited and has fully notated rhythm section parts, with chord changes where appropriate.  Included are free Solo Practice Tracks featuring rhythm section accompaniment over the changes for practice of improvisation skills. Written out solos are also incorporated.

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Grade 1.5

  •  Playable with a core instrumentation of Alto Sax 1 & 2, Tenor Sax 1, Trumpet 1 & 2, Trombone 1, Piano, Bass (cued in Piano) Drums
  • Includes parts for a full ensemble (5/4/4/4)
  • Optional parts included for Flute, Clarinet, Horn in F, Tuba
  • Limited ranges in the winds
  • Carefully notated rhythm section parts
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Grade 2 to 2.5

  • Tenor Sax 2, Trumpet 4, Trombone 4 and Guitar are optional
  • Includes parts for a full ensemble (5/4/4/4)
  • Other optional parts include Flute, Clarinet, Horn in F, Tuba
  • Range is expanded, but still carefully considered
  • Carefully notated rhythm section parts
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Grade 3 to 3.5

  • High school ensembles
  • Full instrumentation (5/4/4/4)
  • More independent rhythm section parts
  • Longer solo sections
  • Carefully notated rhythm section parts
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Grade 4 and up

  • Advanced high school ensembles
  • More freedom in overall concept
  • More advanced harmonic structure
  • Independent playing across sections
  • Carefully notated rhythm section parts

Composers Who Inspire

This incredibly talented group of composers and arrangers represent a range of experience and musical style. These composers, many of whom are music educators, are particularly sensitive to and passionate about the needs and educational aspirations of young musicians, furthering the mission of Excelcia Music Publishing.

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