Jazz Resources from your friends in “Essential Jazz”

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

Primarily A Cappella
Various arrangers; various publishers

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