Jazz Ensemble Music

Excelcia Music Publishing’s signature four color-coded series for Jazz Ensemble.

Welcome! 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.

Jazz Exploration Series - 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

Jazz Horizon Series - 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

Jazz Voyage Series - 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

Jazz Zenith Series - 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