Jazz Resources from your friends in “Essential Jazz”

by Linda Schmidt, R&S Chair for Jazz Choirs

Overheard from some teachers…
“I would like to start a jazz choir, but I just don’t know where to start!”
or…
“I have a jazz choir, but I don’t always know what resources to use or where to find them.”Here are a few resources… Maybe this will help.

Arrangers and companies that specialize in vocal jazz arrangements

Kirk Marcy – Edmonds Community College; Lynnwood, Washington
(group- “Soundsation”) – CD’s available
Email

Dave Barduhn – Curently University of Portland, Jazz Band
Formerly from Mt. Hood Community College; Gresham, Oregon
(group- “Genesis”) – CD’s available
Email

Dave Cazier – Columbia Basis Community College, Pasco, Washington
(group- “Freeform”) – CD’s available-
(Full list of SATB, SAB, SSAA Vocal Charts and ordering information/samples)
Contact

Quinn Van Paepeghem – Formerly Mountain View HS, Meridian
Currently Interim Director – BSU
Email

Norm Wallen Arrangements – Ellensburg, Washington
Peerless Nerd Publishing/Norm Wallen
531 Edgemont Loop Rd; Ellensburg, WA 98926- (509) 859-12786
(Transcribed Arrangements; SATB, SAB, SSAA, etc./order info/samples – fully written out charts)
Email

University of Northern Colorado Jazz Press
UNC Jazz Press
(Full list of SATB; SAB Jazz Charts)
Contact

Sound Music Publications
(Complete listing of SATB, SAB, SSA, TTB, etc./ordering info/samples)
Various arrangers
Contact

Better A cappella
Various arrangers; Lists of jazz and pop pieces
Contact

Primarily A Cappella
Various arrangers; various publishers
Contact

There are others, but these are good resources and a good place to start!

Linda Schmidt