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Jazz Ensemble Music 2022-2023

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Jazz Ensemble Music 2022-2023

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Welcome Jazz Educators

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Excelcia Music Publishing Jazz Ensemble Select Dealers

Concert Band Music 2021-2022

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All Excelcia Jazz charts come with free play-along practice tracks for practice of improvisation skills, featuring rhythm section accompaniment over the solo section changes.

Choose the Perfect Level for Your Ensemble

Grouped in five 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.  Guitar chord frame charts specific to each piece is included in the more accessible grades in the series (Grades 1 and 1.5), showing both basic and advanced options for the Guitar player. Included are free play-along practice tracks for practice of improvisation skills, featuring rhythm section accompaniment over the solo section changes.

Grade 1

Grade 1

  •  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
Grade 1.5

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
Grade 2-2.5

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
Grade 3-3.5

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
Grade 4 & Up

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.

Digital Catalog Resources

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Click on ScoreVideos of each piece throughout this Digital Catalog to listen to and view the score.

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Click on Composer Insights throughout this Digital Catalog to watch a short video of the composer sharing what inspired their new piece!

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As a composer-led publishing company, Excelcia Music Publishing gives you unprecedented access to your favorite composers.

Excelcia Jazz Ensemble

The Excelcia Jazz Ensemble is a professional group of dedicated musicians that gather each year to record Jazz Ensemble works published by Excelcia Music Publishing. Their recordings are used as examples of the finest musicianship for the teachers and students who listen to them. Conductor Blair Bielawski is the musical spirit of the ensemble and his interpretation of these pieces has been hailed by composers and teachers around the world. Excelcia Music Publishing is proud to have this incredible collection of musicians record our music.

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Blair Bielawski (Peter Blair)

Director

Blair Bielawski, also known under his writer name Peter Blair, has an extensive and varied background in music education, composition, and performance. He holds a BA from Carroll University (Waukesha, WI) and an MA from the University of Wisconsin.

Currently, Blair is the Jazz Editor at Excelcia Music Publishing. An accomplished composer and arranger, he has over 70 compositions and arrangements in print, as well as many commissions for college, high school, and middle school groups throughout the United States. His music for jazz ensemble has been published by Hal Leonard, Lorenz/Heritage JazzWorks, Alfred and Kendor.

All of our recordings for Jazz Ensemble are now available for streaming (or sale) on all of the major streaming services, like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music, YouTube and many more. Search for “Excelcia Jazz Ensemble”. The professional recordings are also found on our website and are yet another avenue that can be used as a tool with your students.

About the Artist for Our 2022 Catalogs

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 JESSE CLARK ART

Jesse Clark is a Haitian-American fine art photographer and artist based in Sarasota, Florida. Clark is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ringling College of Art and Design with a concentration in Photography and Imaging. Often described as vibrant and poetic, his work primarily explores consciousness and identity as it relates to cultural issues. Clark hopes to inspire other creatives to use their artistic voice and move the world forward through positive change. To learn more about Jesse, visit his website - jesseclarkart.com

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