City High Jazz Bands

 

 

 

 Directed by Mr. Aaron Ottmar


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  Jazz Resources

 

 Recommended Artists for Each Instrument

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  This list is by no means all-inclusive.  It is merely a "start".  Artists are listed in random order.

Alto Sax

Charlie Parker

Cannonball Adderley

Ornette Coleman

Johnny Hodges

Kenny Garrett

Sonny Stitt

Phil Woods

Lee Konitz

Jackie McLean

Lou Donaldson

 

 

Tenor Sax

Lester Young

Coleman Hawkins

John Coltrane

Sonny Rollins

Hank Mobley

Wayne Shorter

Joe Henderson

Benny Golson

Dexter Gordon

Stan Getz

Bari Sax/ Misc. Reeds

Gerry Mulligan

Pepper Adams

Harry Carney

Sidney Bechet

Benny Goodman

Charles Lloyd

Rashaan Roland Kirk

Joe Temperley

Hamiet Blueitt

 

Trumpet

Dizzy Gillespie

Louis Armstrong

Miles Davis

Freddie Hubbard

Lee Morgan

Kenny Dorham

Woody Shaw

Booker Little

Clifford Brown

Clark Terry

Trombone

JJ Johnson

Curtis Fuller

"Tricky" Sam Nanton

Frank Rosolino

Slide Hampton

Bob Brookmeyer

Al Grey

Kid Ory

Urbie Green

Carl Fontana

 

 

Guitar

Jim Hall

Wes Montgomery

Grant Green
Charlie Christian
Freddie Greene

Django Reinhart
Joe Pass
Tal Farlow
Jimmy Raney
Charlie Hunter

 

Piano

Art Tatum

Duke Ellington

Count Basie

Bill Evans

McCoy Tyner

Oscar Peterson

Thelonius Monk

Herbie Hancock

Chick Corea

Michel Camilo

         

Bass

Ray Brown

Jimmy Blanton

Paul Chambers

Oscar Pettiford

Charles Mingus

Charlie Haden

Ron Carter

Dave Holland

Jimmy Garrison

Scott LaFaro

Drums

Art Blakey

Elvin Jones

Philly Joe Jones

Jo Jones

Ed Thigpen

Tony Williams

Max Roach

Billy Higgins

Roy Haynes

Jimmy Cobb

Vocalist

Frank Sinatra

Ella Fitzgerald

Sarah Vaughn

Louis Armstrong

Nat King Cole

Kurt Elling

Billie Holiday

Johnny Hartman

Joe Williams

Betty Carter


Download
Jamey Abersold's Scale Syllabus
This gives a breakdown of what scales to use for certain chord changes.
FREE-scale-syllabus.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 405.2 KB
Download
Jazz Nomenclature
Don't know what the chord symbols mean? Use this to assist with what chords and scales to play.
FREE-nomenclature.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 207.5 KB

kcck.org   Jazz Radio at it’s finest
kmryradio.com  Big Band’s best friend on the air
smithsonianjazz.org  Jazz Smithsonian
jazzphotos.com  The golden age of Jazz
allaboutjazz.com  Jazz Resource
jazzstandards.com  Jazz resource
jazzreview.com   Jazz resource
harlem.org  Famous “Great Day In Harlem”
Missouri List of Recommended Literature (pdf) - Great resource for charts         

Latin Sheet Music - Latin Jazz
North Scott HS Jazz Student Resource Page - Artist links, etc.
groovebone.org - Resource for jazz trombone


Summer Jazz Camps