This fake book/history text will help you do that more than any other single publication available!
Easy, but classic, jazz tunes from all eras and styles of jazz!
The Swing Era
West Coast Jazz
The Blue Note Era
Afro-Cuban and Brazilian Jazz
History text in front of each section describes each era and its musical innovations. These short histories of each style of jazz really give the flavor of each era, as well as a discussion of the contributions of each one to the evolution of the music.
Educational material - Page 2 of each tune includes all the things a band director might need to write out for their students:
Educational material developed in conjunction with Stanford Jazz Workshop. It works!
The end result is a multi-dimensional teaching tool that will keep band directors and their students smiling all year long!