Jazz Standards

Jazz Standards

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  • Band Type:   Jazz
  • Show/Info:   Duos up to six piece groups. Jazz standards are musical compositions that are an important part of the musical repertoire of jazz musicians, in that they are widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians, and widely known by listeners.
  • Performs:   A musical repertoire of jazz widely known by listeners

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All the Hits

Some Jazz Standards include Route 66, Sweet Georgia Brown, All of Me, All The Things You Are, Alone Together, Autumn Leaves, Billie’s Bounce, Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, Body and Soul, But Not For Me, Bye Bye Blackbird, Cherokee, Confirmation, Days of Wine and Roses, Doxy, Fly Me To The Moon.
Jazz standards are musical compositions that are an important part of the musical repertoire of jazz musicians, in that they are widely known, performed, and recorded by jazz musicians, and widely known by listeners. Not all jazz standards were written by jazz composers. Many are originally Tin Pan Alley popular songs, Broadway show tunes or songs from Hollywood musicals – the Great American Songbook.

Most Recorded Jazz

A commonly played song can only be considered a jazz standard if it is widely played among jazz musicians. The jazz standard repertoire has some overlap with blues and pop standards. The most recorded jazz standard was W. C. Handy’s “St. Louis Blues” for over 20 years from the 1930s onward, after which Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust” replaced it. Today, the place is held by “Body and Soul” by Johnny Green.The most recorded standard composed by a jazz musician is Thelonious Monk’s “‘Round Midnight”.